Letter for Saturday, June 9, 2018

There are reasons for so many valedictorians

This is referring to the letter, “That’s a lot of valedictorians” (Mary Alexander, June 1, Forum). I would suggest that they’re all smarter than the average students. Why wouldn’t I believe this to be the case? Then there is the possibility that the numbers didn’t quite fit, so more students had to pass the courses.

Out of a student body of 273, that is a lot of honor roll students. Could it be that the parents of those students are financially more rich than the others? Yes. Then there are the average-income students. They are the majority of the students who passed but did not get all A’s or B’s, instead ended up with C’s or D’s. They were maybe in the 2.0 category.

You could average out all of the student body to 2.0 GPA and pass all of the students with diplomas, but mark down valedictorians on 41 exceptional students. This would be the administrative side to it. That way they pass most students based on attendance and school pride or spirit. This sounds good, too, if I were part of the administration making out diplomas.

Dean Sabado, Honolulu

  1. Jake June 9, 2018 6:06 am Reply

    Annnnd, the point of this rant? I thought TGI got rid of the “Comics” section of the paper? Is this supposed to be funny?

  2. kauaiboy June 9, 2018 7:17 am Reply

    What exactly are you trying to say, Mr. Sabado from Honolulu?

    I’m not getting whether you think that 41 valedictorians our of a graduating class of 273 is a good idea, or not.

    I’m not sure TGI is getting it either. Their headline to your letter would indicate that you think so.

    Either way, I doubt that you earned valedictorian honors when you graduated. Please re-read your letter, or have someone with a solid command of reasoning and the English language, prior to submitting your next LTE.

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