WAMC New York News
Thu June 24, 2004
Way of Choosing Top Students Causing Controversy
By Pat Bradley
Cambridge, NY – The valedictorian and salutatorian are the best students in a graduating class - academically speaking. Selection is traditionally based purely on the grade-point-average, and those with the highest win the honors. But one small school district in New York State is revising their method of choosing the top students in a graduating class - and it's upsetting some parents. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.