More tension over Vineland High School’s class rankings

    Hell hath no fury like smart high school students and their parents.

    Everything seemed to be settled at Vineland High School last week when Blake Pescatore and Ivonna Dumanyan agreed to be co-valedictorians and Matthew Wolfe was named salutatorian.

    Then the school recalculated rankings, moving Pescatore from first to third, Dumanyan from second to first and Wolfe from third to second.

    The students say the school won’t change the official records to reflect the new calculations.

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    At the center of it all is Pescatore’s enrollment in a Cumberland County College summer arts class that Dumanyan and Wolfe’s mother say shouldn’t weigh as much as more challenging courses the high school offers.

    According to the Press of Atlantic City, the Board of Education leaves such ranking policies up to the districts, meaning the students will have to find a way to settle this matter locally.

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