valedictorian

“Let Devan Speak”: High School Valedictorian Banned From Giving Speech, Suspended

Devan Solanki, valedictorian of Lodi High School, was banned from giving a graduation speech. When he protested, he was suspended, then made to undergo psychiatric evaluation.

Jenn Frank | June 22, 2015 - 9:30 am

Watch: Larry Wilmore Lets Gay Student Give Banned Valedictorian Speech On-Air

Larry Wilmore, host of Comedy Central’s late night show, The Nightly Show, read about the gay Colorado valedictorian being banned from giving his speech at graduation and decided to allow…

Katrin Higher | June 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm

High School Student With The Best Grades In His Class Forced To Fight For Valedictorian Title

Meet Ladarius Sapho. Tomorrow, the 18-year-old is graduating from Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, with the best grades in his class. Having achieved a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 23, 2014 - 12:30 pm