from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The student with the second highest academic rank in a class who delivers the salutatory at graduation exercises.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The person who graduates high school with the second highest GPA and is thus gives a salutatorian’s address during the graduation ceremony.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The student who pronounces the salutatory oration at the annual Commencement or like exercises of a college, -- an honor commonly assigned to that member of the graduating class who ranks second in scholarship.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In American colleges, the member of a graduating class who pronounces the salutatory oration at the annual commencement exercises.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a graduating student with the second highest academic rank; may deliver the opening address at graduation exercises
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Several years ago, she excelled in a job-training program that focused on basic skills, graduating as the salutatorian.
My brother and sister graduated salutatorian and valedictorian of their high school classes while I managed to coast along with an average slightly above a 'B' effort was not my strong suit in high school.
Hoang's IMDb profile says she got her start in dance at 16, was the salutatorian of her high school class and earned a degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Sometimes the valedictorian or salutatorian of our senior class is one such student.
He was salutatorian, Leatherman says, standing in front of the class.
The salutatorian of her high school class, she went on to work as an elevator operator and a janitor.
Instead, Duquette went on to become salutatorian of his high school class -- and was accepted at every college to which he applied, ABC News reports.
Without believing in that formula, I wonder if I would have cared as deeply as I did about becoming my high school salutatorian or graduating from college with honors -- a flurry of academic achievements that I was told would end in triumph with a great job, propelling me toward my real life, whatever that means.
Even in that distinguished company, the Esson clan from Cleveland merited notice: Meghan and Moira, the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of Brunswick High School, with grade-point averages separated by one-hundredth of a point.
Inside our house were my seven-months-pregnant mother; my stepfather, who had been transferred from chain store jobs six times in four years; my two-year-old half sister; and myself, just graduated as salutatorian from Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia.