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valedictorian

noun [C] uk   /ˌvæl.ə.dɪkˈtɔː.ri.ən/ us    /-ˈtɔːr.i-/ US
a student, usually one who has been the most successful in a particular class, who makes a speech at a special ceremony at the end of a school year
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