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In Florida, the Hernando School Board unanimously voted last year to end the recognition of valedictorian and salutatorian in graduating high school classes. But they have only now realized that they did that. The school system's superintendent says he also just realized what they had done. The problem occurred when the board voted to accept a staff proposal to recognize top graduates with cum laude and summa cum laude honors. No one realized the proposal also included ending recognition of valedictorian and salutatorian. Several school board members say they will bring back those honors.


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