Gahanna Lincoln's top two graduates deserve recognition
To the Editor:
Having attended many graduations over the years, I was dismayed to find there was no valedictorian or salutatorian and no valedictory speech. Surely, there was at least one student with the top grade-point average in the class. The top two students should have been recognized.
Yes, I realize the top 5 percent were honored, but even then I had to read through the names of 595 students to find who those 5 percent were.
To me, this is political correctness run amok. At every other Gahanna graduation I attended, there was a valedictory speech. I vividly remember David Cox's speech in 2011.
At every graduation party I attended, no one knew who was the top student in their class.
That is sad.
At age 81, if there was one thing I learned in life, it is that everyone is not equal. The top students should have been recognized. All of that work and no one cares at graduation.