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Class Valedictorian Treated Like a High School Failure; No Critical Thinking on The Part of School Officials

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.26.2016 | Black Voices
Steve Siebold

What happened to Andrew Jones demonstrates such a lack of critical thinking, it's unbelievable. It's time we check delusion at the door and start operating from objective reality. It's time we put our efforts into solving problems that really matter. It's time we become critical thinkers.

Valedictorian Dismissed From Walking At Graduation Due To His Beard

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 05.20.2016 | Black Voices

A student's beard cost him the chance to walk across the stage for his high school graduation, despite being the valedictorian. When Andrew Jones show...

Teen Gives Valedictorian Speech At School Where Dad Is Custodian, Thanks Him For Sacrifices

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.01.2015 | Good News

A daughter showed gratitude for her father's hard work through her tremendous achievements. Biiftu Duresso, an 18-year-old from Rochester, New Yor...

How A Tragic Fall Inspired This High School Dropout To Become A College Valedictorian

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.21.2015 | Good News

An eye-opening experience propelled this student to completely reshape his life After his parents' divorce, Michael Moubarek, a now-22-year-old fr...

#UTADNA Grad Student of the Year

Jarryd Willis | Posted 06.28.2015 | Education
Jarryd Willis

As the University of Texas at Arlington's "Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year" award winner for 2014-2015, I would like to honor the campus and ...

High School Graduation Etiquette Q & A

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
Lisa Mirza Grotts

High school graduation etiquette involves several steps, for both future graduates and their friends and family.

The Downside of Being Valedictorian

The Prospect | Posted 08.08.2014 | College
The Prospect

We've talked about the flaws with the class ranking system, but how does the class ranking system feel to someone who's on top?

My Response to Peter Heck

Morgan Mohr | Posted 08.10.2013 | Women
Morgan Mohr

Perhaps Peter Heck is not simply an ultraconservative rural voice, but an indication of the veiled, and even subconscious, distress of men who are encountering a growing number of financially independent women.

School Cuts Off Valedictorian Mid-Speech

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion

After reports about several off-message valedictorian speeches at schools around the United States, one Texas high school took efforts last week to ma...

The (High School) Graduate

Linda Flanagan | Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents
Linda Flanagan

What do the criers feel that I don't? Maybe a greater awareness of the passage of time. Loss -- of their own time, and of their children's. A premonition about the void that will take place in a few months, when their offspring will leave their original home and make a new one someplace else.

Valedictorian Denied Diploma For Using 'Hell' In Graduation Speech

Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

Kaitlin Nootbaar, a straight-A Oklahoma high school student, is being denied her diploma because she used the word "hell" in her graduation speech as ...

Wisdom From a Teenage Nerd

Tom Gerdy | Posted 08.28.2012 | Education
Tom Gerdy

I have attended my share of graduations. It did not matter what kind of ceremony it was; I quickly found a common theme. The speeches have always been boring.

6 Siblings Set CRAZY Academic Record

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.15.2012 | Teen

When Richie Kogut graduated from Marley Middle School last Thursday with three years of straight A's, his parents were proud, but not surprised. For t...

How to Plan a College Tour from Hell

J.D. Rothman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Parents
J.D. Rothman

The smugger the tour guide, the less interested your teen will be in the school. Other turn-offs include pink polos with popped collars, Uggs on males, preppy ponytails and perspiration issues.

Valedictorian Among 11 Students In Graduation Mistake

Posted 08.24.2011 | Education


WATCH: The Greatest Valedictorian Speech Ever

Posted 07.24.2011 | Comedy

Do you remember your high school valedictorian? If you do, do you remember his or her graduation speech? No, right? Well, Alaine Caudle of Doniphan We...

Katharine Zaleski

Notre Dame Valedictorian: Obama Practices Catholic Values | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Note: This interview was conducted Friday, two days before President Obama's speech. Read the piece below in its original form. ------- The media fo...