Top of your class? Who cares!
A High School in Mason, Ohio has eliminated their valedictorian salutatorian honors in order to help the "mental wellness" of other students," according to Fox19.
Instead of the two honors bestowed on the two highest achievers, Mason High School located in a Cincinnati suburb will stick with the Latin honors system - awarding students with a 4.0 GPA summa cum laude, those with a 3.75 - 3.99 GPA magna cum laude, and those with a GPA between 3.51 and 3.74 as cum laude.
The school is also going to begin classes 30 minutes later next year, and are also considering reducing the amount of homework after school and during summer vacation.
If only the real world were so accommodating!
"This will help reduce the overall competitive culture at MHS to allow students to focus on exploring learning opportunities that are of interest to them," said Principal Bobby Dodd.