Graduation. Future. Unknown vistas.....all important notions for validadictorians. All of the valedictorians. Several schools are now awarding the term “valedictorian” to several graduates. Isn’t that sweet? Just so precious. And, while the multiple valedictorians are being anointed, meritocracy is swept out the door. This is an outgrowth of participation awards. There is just so much wrong with this concept. Polygamy is now approved. No more world series. What would be the point?