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no more valedictorian, class ranks at kankakee high school


kankakee, ill. (ap) — kankakee high school will no longer have a valedictorian or salutatorian and is switching to a college-style latin laude system starting with this year’s freshman class. the (kankakee) daily journal reports the kankakee school board made the decision last week to eliminate class rankings of students from no. 1 down based […]






black mississippi student forced to share valedictorian title with white student


jasmine shepard was the top of her class and had the highest gpa, but her mississippi high school forced her to “share” the title with students whose gpas were lower. the school has never done something like this before, but they’ve also never had a black valedictorian before. she ...






locust valley identical twins are valedictorian, salutatorian


identical twins nicholas and matthew rizzo have doubled down on their achievements at locust valley high school, earning the honor of valedictorian and salutatorian of the class of 2017.






mundelein high school to eliminate class rankings


currently, all students at mundelein high school are assigned a ranking based on their grade point average in comparison to others in their grade level. on tuesday, the school board voted unanimously to eliminate that class rank system. most notable are the valedictorian and salutatorian designations,...






a valedictorian went rogue in his final speech. his pennsylvania high school tri


peter butera, class president for the entirety of his life as a high school student - all four often-frustrating years of it - took the stage at friday's graduation ceremony after the recital of the class poem, which had offended no one. when the principal of wyoming area secondary center in exeter,...






milpitas: 705 graduates walk stage in milpitas high school class of 2017 graduat


milpitas high school’s graduating class of 2017 walked across the stage to receive their diplomas at the high school’s football field on june 2. with words of encouragement from valedictorian justin tso, 705 students graduated to the cheers and excitement of fellow classmates, friends and family. “congratulations to the mhs graduating class of 2017. i […]






valedictorian kicked off stage for unapproved speech got to finish it on jimmy k


a pennsylvania high school principal's decision to switch the mic off on a valedictorian's unapproved speech has, surely, by now, earned a place in the annals of disciplinary decisions that backfired terribly. peter butera's classmates at wyoming area secondary center began cheering friday's graduation...






mark zuckerberg, wife visit massachusetts high school


quincy, mass. (ap) — facebook ceo mark zuckerberg has visited the massachusetts high school where his wife attended. the 33-year-old billionaire and his wife, priscilla chan, stopped by quincy high school on tuesday and made a donation to the school. the amount has not been disclosed. chan graduated from quincy high as valedictorian in 2003. […]






watch: valedictorian who had mic cut off finally gets to finish speech on jimmy


last week, high school valedictorian and class president peter butera was giving a speech at his graduation when the school cut off his mic for speaking his mind. but last night, butera was able to finish his speech to the much larger audience of jimmy kimmel live!






twins make academic history with top gpas at ny high school


locust valley, n.y. (ap) — teenage identical twins have made academic history at a long island high school wcbs-tv reports (http://cbsloc.al/2lzn9iw) that locust valley high school seniors nick and matt rizzo have the top two highest grade-point averages in their nassau county graduating class. nick earned the spot as valedictorian while matt will be named […]






2nd school forfeits football game vs. hope; 'maybe we're not reading same bible'


for the second time this month, a high school has decided to forfeit its football game against chicago hope academy over safety concerns after a game in chicago was interrupted by gunfire in late september. bishop mcnamara catholic school of kankakee said it would not play friday night’s schedule...






colorado springs school district considers no longer naming valedictorians


colorado springs school district 11 will consider a policy change wednesday night that would remove the system of high schools naming their two highest-ranking seniors as valedictorian and salutatorians.






ny town plagued by violence graduates high school seniors


brentwood, n.y. (ap) — about 1,200 high school students in brentwood, new york, celebrated their futures at a graduation ceremony capping a violence-plagued year that started with the killing of two fellow students. reeda iqbal, the harvard-bound valedictorian of the district’s sonderling campus, said sunday the community afforded them the chance to gain exposure to […]






second school forfeits football game against hope academy over safety concerns


for the second time this month, a high school has decided to forfeit its football game against chicago hope academy over safety concerns after a game in chicago was interrupted by gunfire in late september. bishop mcnamara catholic school of kankakee said it would not play friday night’s schedule...






oregon’s high school grad rate remains 3rd-worst in nation


porland, ore. (ap) — new figures show oregon once again has the third-worst high school graduation rate in the country. the oregonian/oregonlive reports the national center for education statistics says oregon, for the second straight year, ranks 48th in the nation in students graduating from high school. oregon ranked no. 47 for two years before […]






sacred heart graduates its largest class in 119 years


sacred heart preparatory school in atherton on may 26 graduated 156 students, the largest graduating class in the school’s 119-year history. school spokesperson diana chamorro said the graduates would be attending 71 different post-secondary institutions, from american university to foothill college to several university of california campuses to yale university. the class of 2017’s valedictorian is grace zdeblick, […]






2nd school forfeits football game at chicago due to safety


chicago (ap) — a second high school has said its football team will forfeit a game against a school on chicago’s west side over safety concerns. the chicago tribune reports officials with bishop mcnamara catholic school of kankakee said it won’t play friday night’s scheduled game against chicago hope academy. bishop mcnamara principal terry granger […]






disabato: more baseball teams skipping high school summer league


what began last summer with two local teams opting out of high school summer baseball has now reached a half-dozen.and i'd be willing to predict the list of teams will grow the next few summers.lincoln-way central, lincoln-way east, oak forest and t.f. south joined the ranks of last year's high...






bourbonnais school reopens a day after dozens suffer nausea, headaches


a kankakee county elementary school reopened friday, a day after dozens of students and some staff members were taken to local hospitals after complaints of nausea and headaches and the school was evacuated, officials said.according to a message on the website of levasseur school in bourbonnais,...






kids count report: washington state ranks high on health insurance, low on high-


in children’s health, washington stands above almost every other state. but high-school graduation rates and low enrollment in preschool continue to drag down the overall status of kids here, according to an annual ranking.






twins at minneapolis north high nab valedictorian, salutatorian honors


but it won’t be long before they go their separate ways to college.






twins at minneapolis north high nab valedictorian, salutatorian honors


but it won’t be long before they go their separate ways to college.






survey ranks bay area school districts for the best teachers


a survey by the niche website, which ranks school districts nationwide for which has the best teachers across the nation, names south bay and east bay schools in the top 10.






faced with high illiteracy rates, d.c. pushes adult learning


a high school dropout, nicole dickey adds fractions in math class at a charter school for adults, hoping to earn her high school credentials and find a good paying office job.






faced with high illiteracy rates, dc pushes adult learning


a high school dropout, nicole dickey adds fractions in math class at a charter school for adults, hoping to earn her high school credentials and find a good paying office job.






mlb looks to women as it aims to further diversify its executive ranks


megan schroeder tore up one knee playing basketball in high school and the other one playing flag football in college. little did she know her days in sports were only beginning. she studied biomedical engineering at yale. in graduate school at northwestern, she did her thesis on how surgically...






varsity times insider: the latest sports news from southern california's high sc


baseball april 17, 2017, 8:12 p.m. connor mcguire has the ucla connection with athletic parents eric sondheimer ryan mcguire (left) and son connor mcguire. (kristy mcguire) there's a group of sons and daughters of former ucla men's and women's standouts reaching the high school ranks.the latest...






faced with high illiteracy rates, dc pushes adult learning


washington (ap) — a high school dropout, nicole dickey adds fractions in math class at a charter school for adults, hoping to earn her high school credentials and find a good paying office job. “my life has changed, i am here to make it better,” said dickey, 39, who left high school after she became […]






kankakee churches will merge due to priest shortage


a bishop is asking three catholic churches northeastern illinois to merge in an effort to make up for a priest shortage. the request comes from the joliet diocese's bishop daniel conlon. it would consolidate the st. rose of lima, st. martin of tours and st. teresa parishes in kankakee. congregants...






man shot to death on south side is identified


a man shot to death thursday evening in the park manor neighborhood has been officially identified as a man from kankakee. cortez l. brown, 29, of the city of kankakee, was pronounced dead at 7:17 p.m. thursday at stroger hospital following the shooting in the 6900 block of south indiana avenue,...






exchange: program pairs students, developmentally disabled


kankakee, ill. (ap) — a summer job has turned into a new bishop mcnamara high school program, thanks to senior amanda graf. the program is called mac pals, where students will be paired with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. students and their pals will be participating in activities geared toward fun, learning and […]






class 3a volleyball quarterfinals


class 3a volleyball quarterfinals. prior lake high school and hopkins high school. forest lake high school and eagan high school






3 centenarian sisters honored at ohio high school graduation


canton, ohio (ap) — three centenarian sisters have been honored at the final graduation ceremony of the ohio high school they attended. hazel jarrell, who is 104 years old, was a member of the class of 1932 at canton township high school, the first graduating class at the school now known as canton south high […]






high school football just made two major rule changes for player safety


the national federation of state high school associations, the governing body of high school sports, has once again stiffened rules in high school football in the name of safety.






swastika graffiti removed from oprf high school


oak park and river forest high school officials are condemning the actions of someone who recently drew a swastika inside the school building. according to a letter from superintendent joylynn pruitt-adams, which was posted on the school's website, the swastika was discovered at the high school,...