Due to the current John Stark Regional High School (JSRHS) policy, the selection of valedictorian and salutatorian take into consideration only the GPA and ignore all other aspects of students' actions and disciplines. Currently, the student with the highest grade point average is given the honor of valedictorian and the student with the second highest grade point average is given the honor of salutatorian.
The school tells students all through high school to have regard for our peers and teachers, to have respect for ourselves, peers, teachers, our learning environment, and to have integrity in our work and education. We suggest a change in the policy to better represent JSRHS in the community and beyond.
We would like the JSRHS motto of Regard, Respect and Integrity to be a part of the decision along with GPA. The two students that represent the class and school should show regard, respect and integrity along with a high GPA.