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(Tampa Bay Online)   Thanks to all of you overachieving, overly competitive high school students who purposely took classes to pad your GPA: You and your hot-headed parents are causing more and more schools to get rid of class valedictorians and salutatorians   (tbo.com) divider line 15
    More: Stupid, valedictorians, academic performance, salutatorians, Advanced Placement, Pasco County, school boards, ranking member, GPA  
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4992 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Jul 2014 at 11:29 PM (46 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-07-01 11:33:41 PM  
5 votes:
Two students enter!!!

One student leaves!!!!!
2014-07-01 11:32:01 PM  
4 votes:

Adolf Oliver Nipples: When you get to college nobody cares whether you were a valedictorian or not, because if you were even close to being one chances are the school you're going to is filled with valedictorians and once you start college nobody cares about what you did in high school. Sure, it's a nice honor, but an hour of ego-stroking should not be what defines your life. The parents should know better.


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Unless you scored four touchdowns in one game!
2014-07-02 12:45:34 AM  
2 votes:
I can't decide how to phrase my humblebrag so let me just say that I got on the stage, punched the stupid Dean right in his stupid face before showering the first two rows (kids last names "A" through "C") with urine which I had built up drinking my 40oz out of a paper bag during the ceremony. And that was BEFORE my validictorian speech, in which all I did was talk about punching the Dean in the face and then apologizing to Marcia Dalenti who accidentally got splashed with pee even though I really tried limiting it to the first two rows only but that initial burst was hard to suppress. Plus I had a crush on her.
2014-07-01 11:31:56 PM  
2 votes:
I got a Participation Ribbon when I graduated high school.
2014-07-02 02:29:30 AM  
1 votes:

redmid17: marcre3363: I was desperate to get out of High School & took several Community College courses to get out early.

After three years of AP English, I took "English 1A" at the CC to satisfy my Senior English requirements.

After starting the class, I remember going back to my High School counselor several times to confirm that this class would satisfy the requirements. It was easier than any English class I'd had in High School or Junior High.

It was an eye-opening experience.

Which AP English class did you fail?


Which reading comprehension class did you fail?
2014-07-02 01:53:05 AM  
1 votes:

abmoraz: Thank god.  Valedictorians and Salutatorian speeches are pointless drivel.  The kids that are in that position are already disliked by most of their high school peers for throwing the curve or being "geeks".  Those kids don't want to sit there and listen to them give a speech any more than most of them want to give it.  Just let it die.  Give the kids their diplomas and move on.  Everyone is SUPPOSED to graduate.  You shouldn't get huge ceremonies for things you are supposed to do.  "I paid my taxes!  Rent out the dance hall and listen to my speech!"  "Joey brushed his teeth!  Give him a framed plaque!"  "Mary showed up on time to work the entire year!  We're having a gala in her honor!"

I was supposed to be Salutatorian for my HS graduation.  I told the staff and the National Honor Society advisor* to pick someone else, I wasn't going to graduation, more or less giving a speech to 115 other kids I didn't really like for a ceremony that means nothing.  My parents eventually made me attend, to which I sat there, took my fake diploma**, and promptly left.  Didn't stay for pictures or anything.

I was already enrolled in college summer semester and left 2 weeks before HS graduation.  They made me come back for that crap on a Saturday when I would've much rather been partying.

* Not sure why the NHS lady was involved in setting up graduation ceremonies, but she already hated me because I turned down joining NHS both Junior and Senior year.  Another pointless "society" for College Application padding.
** They didn't give out diplomas at graduation (which I guess is standard practice) so that they could "withhold" them if anyone tried to prank the ceremony (or had outstanding library book fines).  You had to pick them up the following week at the school.  I think mine is still there.  20yr reunion is in 3 weeks.  If I was going, I'd probably see if they still had it.

/Parents knew better than to ask if I was going to my college graduation.
//Spent it at a bar getting drunk with my friends


You don't sound bitter, at all
2014-07-02 01:41:27 AM  
1 votes:

hasty ambush: Boo_Guy: hasty ambush: They also need to get rid of Cheerleading. The conflicts that happen when somebodies daughter is not of the first squad are akin to open warfare. Now days every girl who goes out for cheerleading makes the team (to avoid lawsuits) but they have different squads.

This is just crazy talk,  how else would we be able to stare at firm young teens naughty areas and have everyone be ok with it if we didn't have cheerleading.

Crazy talk

You do realize the fat chicks also get to be cheerleaders now don't you.


Fat chicks give better head
2014-07-02 12:43:54 AM  
1 votes:

maram500: Bullseyed: If you didn't take STEM ap classes, you shouldn't be eligible for any class ranking.

We f***ing get it already. STEM is great. STEM is the only thing anyone ever needs.

You know what else we need? People that can understand how STEM has evolved (history). How STEM has affected people on the macro (sociology) and micro (psychology) levels. How STEM applies to governments (political science). And on and f***ing on.

STEM is great if the only thing you want are factory drones.


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2014-07-02 12:41:40 AM  
1 votes:

albatros183: well never mind what I actually wanted to say, no wonder fark is slowly failing.

May be my last post


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2014-07-02 12:22:22 AM  
1 votes:

hasty ambush: They also need to get rid of Cheerleading. The conflicts that happen when somebodies daughter is not of the first squad are akin to open warfare. Now days every girl who goes out for cheerleading makes the team (to avoid lawsuits) but they have different squads.


This is just crazy talk,  how else would we be able to stare at firm young teens naughty areas and have everyone be ok with it if we didn't have cheerleading.

Crazy talk
2014-07-02 12:17:01 AM  
1 votes:
No more brown noser of the class award?

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2014-07-02 12:09:02 AM  
1 votes:
It's because of people like this that we can't have nice things. Schools don't want to deal with the whinny parents because their little precious didn't win. Guess what people, you can't win everything. So now the schools are like "Fark it, no one will win."

The Valedictorian from my graduation class went to UCLA. She had a big write up in our local newspaper about how she was going to become a neuro surgeon . within a year, she had dropped out because it was too hard. Her little piece of paper saying she was valedictorian did nothing for her.
2014-07-01 11:59:44 PM  
1 votes:

meat0918: Two students enter!!!

One student leaves!!!!!


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2014-07-01 11:45:15 PM  
1 votes:
When I went to school, the smart kids were the ones who got a 'B' average while taking physics, math, and chemistry without doing any homework, not the ones who did 30 hours extra a week in English Lit and biology to get 'A's'
2014-07-01 11:40:05 PM  
1 votes:
I'm surprised the school board in that county wouldn't want students as buttered up as possible.
 
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