Ohio school eliminates valedictorian, salutatorian to reduce ‘competitive culture’

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Mason High School in Ohio will no longer have valedictorian and salutatorian beginning with the class of 2020.

The school allegedly made the decision after a yearlong study involving a focus group of students, family and staff.

Mason’s principal made the announcement Thursday, saying it was part of an effort to improve student’s mental wellness.

Students with a GPA of 4.00 and above will be designated summa cum laude; students with a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99 will be designated magna cum laude; and students with a GPA between 3.51 to 3.74 will be designated cum laude.

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