Valedictorians may be ready for final valedictory

Capital News Service
LANSING – Petoskey High School has done away with class rankings, but some other Northern Michigan high schools still see value in comparatively sizing students up. The Petoskey School Board voted in March to eliminate the ranking of students within a graduating class. There will no longer be a first or a fifth-ranked student or a thirty-third ranked one. Principal Jim Kanine said that college counselors at the top 10 universities that graduates attend told the district that removing rankings would not hurt student admissibility. The list includes Michigan State, Grand Valley State, University of Michigan, Central Michigan and Northern Michigan.