Valedictorian & Salutatorian Selection

The Valedictorian & Salutatorian are chosen by Committee

  • Principal
  • Guidance Coordinator
  • 3 Faculty Representatives

Based Upon Overall Rubric

Factor

Max Points

Scholastic Achievement

  • Must be in the top 5% after 3rd Quarter of senior year based upon either quality points or WGPA (must have attended SAHS for at least the full 11th and 12th grade years)
  • Distinguished on Graduation Project

School Leadership

4

School Involvement

3

Proposed Commencement Speech

2

Attendance

2 (excepting major illness)

Discipline

No ISS or OSS
No breaches of academic integrity

 

ATTENDANCE
*consideration given to major illness
*excessive tardies to school will diminish the score

0

.5

1

3% or more of total days absent

2% to 2.9% total days absent

less than 1.9% total days absent

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

The highest level of leadership in the school is defined by:

  • Took active, dynamic, and long-standing leadership roles in the school
  • Significant initiative is evident in at least one project

Based Upon Rubric (score assigned by the Selection Committee)

0

1

2

3

4

No leadership

Minimal leadership in organizations

Assumed leadership occasionally in organizations

Assumed an active leadership role in organizations

  • Took active, dynamic, and long-standing leadership roles in the school
  • Significant initiative is evident in at least one project

SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT

Based Upon Rubric (score assigned by Selection Committee)

0

1

2

3

Minimal involvement in school activities

Some involvement in school activities

Substantial time commitment to school activities

Well-rounded with significant time commitment

Process Notes:

  • Senior resume and application are used to determine initial level of involvement and leadership
  • Candidates are anonymous until field is narrowed to 5 candidates
  • Committee screens to narrow to 5 candidates
    • Committee interviews advisors/coaches where necessary
  • Committee narrows to finalists who are interviewed to determine Valedictorian (runner-up is Salutatorian)