Some schools are doing away with having a valedictorian picked at all to lead the graduation. I think it's more of a good thing because valedictorian is a high bar to set especially when the school is large. The vast majority of students never have a chance, and the small few that have a chance obsess over their grades and feel the pressure most likely. I don't even remember my high school's valedictorian either, so I don't think it mattered much that they became number one.
Should they end it?