But Bettie, with a 97.19 average, was beat out by .14 points, and had to settle for salutatorian status.
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A scholar-athlete, he was salutatorian in his graduating class.
May 29, 1884, he graduated from the Atlanta Baptist College as salutatorian.
All the salutatorian had to do was to sit still and hear what the other speakers had to say and feel good.