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Valedictorian/Salutatorian (Class of 2020 and Beyond)

In an effort to recognize academic excellence, a class valedictorian and salutatorian will be chosen. The following criteria will be taken into consideration:

  1. Valedictorian(s) will be the graduating senior(s) having the highest grade point average. 

  2. Salutatorian(s) will be the graduating senior(s) having the second highest grade point average.  

  3. In case of ties, equal GPA's, CO-valedictorians and/or CO-salutatorians will be named.

  4. Valedictorian and salutatorian status will be based on the 7th semester GPA.   

  5. Beginning with the class of 2026: No tutored courses, online courses (except for CCP work), or summer school classes will be accepted. Valedictorians/Salutatorians must also meet criteria for Honors Diploma.  Students must take the required courses and pass with at least a final grade of a B or higher.


  • 4 Credits of English including Advanced II, III and IV (Class of 2025 and beyond must also take Advanced I)

  • 5 Credits Math including Calculus

  • 4 Credits of Science 

    • Including: Physical Science, Biology, and Physics and at least 1 of the following: Anatomy and Physiology or Chemistry 

  • 4 Credits of Social Studies 

    • Including: World History, U.S. History, Government, and Global/Personal Finance

  • 3 Credits of 1 Foreign Language or 2 credits each of 2 Foreign Languages 

-The College Credit Plus equivalent as determined by the Lowellville Local School District of any of the above course offerings shall be sufficient to satisfy any particular course requirement. 

-A graduating Senior shall have a minimum of 28 course credits to be eligible to be named Valedictorian or Salutatorian. 

-A student must enter Lowellville High School by their junior year and attend 4 consecutive semesters to be eligible for Valedictorian/Salutatorian.