Archive for Tuesday, February 15, 2011

BLHS keeping valedictorian honor

Members of the Class of 2008 from Basehor-Linwood High School and Basehor-Linwood Virtual School celebrate their graduation by throwing their mortarboards into the air at the conclusion of the commencement ceremony

Members of the Class of 2008 from Basehor-Linwood High School and Basehor-Linwood Virtual School celebrate their graduation by throwing their mortarboards into the air at the conclusion of the commencement ceremony

February 15, 2011

Basehor-Linwood High School students can still aim to be named valedictorian after a school board decision Monday.

The Basehor-Linwood school board voted 7-0 at its meeting at Linwood Elementary School on Monday to continue to recognize valedictorians and salutatorians at the high school's graduation ceremonies.

In December, school officials had proposed shifting to a recognition of the top 10 percent of students by class rank rather than using the traditional valedictorian and salutatorian designations.

Officials said then that the designations had become somewhat outdated in modern schools, and that a new weighted-grade class rank system based on honors courses may create scheduling difficulties for students competing for the valedictorian honor.

For more on the school board meeting, check Thursday's print edition of the Sentinel.

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