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My usual early morning scan of the blogosphere revealed this over at Free Republic:

Grapevine High School senior Anjali Datta holds the highest grade-point average of the 471 students graduating from Grapevine High School this year.

In fact, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD officials believe her GPA of 5.898 may be the highest in the high school’s history.

It’s still not enough to make her the valedictorian, which brings a one-year college scholarship from the state.

Her closest competitor’s GPA is 5.64. No one disputes that she’s the top student in her class numerically. The problem rests with another number entirely.

Anjali rocketed through high school in only three years.

But a school district policy states: “The valedictorian shall be the eligible student with the highest weighted grade-point average for four years of high school.”

So, just so I’ve got it….they’re punishing a student for…being motivated to finish school ahead of time? Not only that, but doing it successfully?

Does this make any sense to you?


Written by Coby Dillard

June 11, 2008 at 12:37 pm

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