NFL Star Schools Principal That Got Rid of ‘Valedictorian’ Because It’s Too ‘Competitive’

Posted on May 14, 2019 3:13 pm
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“People are too soft.”

NFL quarterback Baker Mayfield let loose on an Ohio high school for getting rid of valedictorian and salutatorian honors over fears the awards would stress the “mental health” of students.

Taking to Twitter to voice his frustration, Mayfield called the move “dumb” and pointed out that “competition” can “bring out the best in people”.

This is so dumb. You’re telling me competition doesn’t bring out the best in people? If you want something bad enough, work for it. People are too soft. https://t.co/fKUSJhFUF5

— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) May 11, 2019

“People are too

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