Definition of salutatorian
: the student usually having the second highest rank in a graduating class who delivers the salutatory address at the commencement exercises
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Michelle Moufawad '17, of Pepper Pike, was named the class salutatorian and will study biology and Spanish at the University of Notre Dame.
The salutatorian and valedictorian of The John Carroll School's Class of 2017, the Bel Air private school's 50th graduating class, both described their class as unconventional during commencement exercises Saturday morning.
Lyle, St. Laurence's salutatorian for the Class of 2017, finished with a 4.93 GPA while taking advanced placement and honor's courses.
According to information from the school, the valedictorian was Sydney Ryan and the salutatorian was Claire Widseth.
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Definition of salutatorian for English Language Learners
: the student who has the second best grades in a graduating class
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