Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Students who could be considered as the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the current graduating class will have their academic grades reviewed at the end of the third nine weeks. The student with the highest grade point average will be considered as the Valedictorian and the student with the second highest grade point average above a 3.51 will be considered as the Salutatorian. Only seniors who have attended LPS their entire junior and senior year may receive the honor of being named Valedictorian and Salutatorian.

Both the Valedictorian and Salutatorian must be in good standing with the administration and faculty in relation to academics, conduct, and character. The school administration will review the academic record two weeks before the end of the school year. Faculty input will be considered in the final selection process.

LPS desires all students to be encouraged and honored during the graduation ceremony, this includes speeches delivered by the speaker and students. Traditionally, the Valedictorian and Salutatorian prepare and deliver a speech during graduation. This is considered a privilege, not a right. If invited, each candidate will submit his/her speech one month prior to graduation to the school principal.

The administration reserves the right to request edits to submitted speeches. If a student chooses not to honor the edits requested by the administration, the student will not be allowed to speak. Once approved, the student will be expected to deliver the speech as written in the “Commencement Script”

Furthermore, during graduation specific students are recognized:

Gold Stole                   La Progresiva Presbyterian School students since Elementary
Gold Cord                   Students earning above a 3.51 GPA
Silver Cord                 Students earning over 200 hours of Community Service prior to the May 1st deadline
Light Green Cord      Students Participating in StuCo
Valedictorian Medal
Salutatorian Medal