salutatorian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n salutatorian a graduating student with the second highest academic rank; may deliver the opening address at graduation exercises
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Salutatorian 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n salutatorian In American colleges, the member of a graduating class who pronounces the salutatory oration at the annual commencement exercises.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Salutatorian in American colleges, the member of a graduating class who pronounces the salutatory oration
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. salutāre, -ātumsalus, salutis.

Usage

In literature:

This time she was salutatorian.
"Two Decades" by Frances W. Graham and Georgeanna M. Gardenier
In the first group were the 140 "honor" men, who were valedictorians or salutatorians of their classes.
"Vocational Psychology: Its Problems and Methods" by Harry L. Hollingworth
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In news:

Noah Rankin is the valedictorian and Michael Hawk is the salutatorian .
Weatherford High School Salutatorian Spencer Christiansen.
Rebecca Webb, ranked first in the class, is valedictorian and Kaitlyn Dooley, ranked second in the class, is salutatorian .
Valedictorian's Thoughts, Salutatorian 's Thoughts.
East Wake Academy's salutatorian said she was relieved when she found out in April that she had received the honor.
Co-salutatorian Heather Lynn Pasquazzi of the 2012 graduating class at Prout.
MILWAUKEE (June 1, 2012) – Milwaukee Public Schools' 52 valedictorians and 41 salutatorians are off to colleges in Milwaukee, Madison, Massachusetts and beyond .
MILWAUKEE (June 1, 2012) – Milwaukee Public Schools' 52 valedictorians and 41 salutatorians are off to colleges in Milwaukee, Madison, Massachusetts and beyond.
Valedictorian Arthur Schweitzer and salutatorians Bridgit Noon and Kieran O'Neil gave speeches at the commencement.
Walworth — The valedictorian and salutatorian at Big Foot High School may both have excelled academically, but are planning different paths for when they leave the school next week.
Gainesville seniors Hwang-Jae Yoon (right) and Austin Sharp were named the 2011 GHS valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.
MHS announces Valedictorian , Salutatorian.
Midlothian High School recognized Noah Rodgers as Valedictorian and Rebecca Walker as Salutatorian for the class of 2012.
The salutatorian is Justin Parisot, son of Vance Parisot and Kim Decross.
Valedictorian Josephine Carpenter & Salutatorian James Dack.
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