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valedictorian

noun [C]    /ˌvæl·əˌdɪkˈtɔr·i·ən, -ˈtoʊr-/
a student, usually the one who has the best school record in a group of students, and who makes a speech at the group’s graduation ceremony (= ceremony to recognize that their studies are completed)
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