3462 - Recognition of Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Honor Graduates ## Recognition Of Valedictorian/Salutatorian ## And Honor Graduates
The term “Valedictorian” will be used to recognize the number one ranked student in the senior class. The term “Salutatorian” will be used to recognize the number two-ranked student in the senior class. The grade point calculation using the weighted Grade Point Average will be to the thousandth of a point (three decimal places). Powerschool will provide the official determination of final GPA’s according to the weighted scale provided by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. In the case of a tie for number one top ranked student and/or second ranked student, there would be Co- Valedictorians and/or Co-Salutatorians. The term “Honor Graduate” will be used to recognize other students in the top 10% of the graduating class academically. They will be determined by the same procedure as that for the Valedictorian and Salutatorian. The Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Honor Graduates will be determined at the end of the third nine weeks of the senior year and will be given the opportunity to participate as leaders or speakers in the graduation exercise.
Students identified in the top 10% of the senior class (using the weighted GPA calculation to the thousandth [three decimal places] of a point) at the end of the third nine week grading period may be honored at the Senior Awards Program at the end of the year for their scholastic achievement. These students may or may not be Honor Graduates after the final GPA weighted calculation is completed at the end of second semester of the senior year.