I know. That's the point.Being valedictorian means nothing in a lot of cases. My classes valedictorian never took a math class higher than geometry, and did Home Economy every year because of the easy A.
Phil went to a high school that was more about putting an orange ball through a hoop than it was about test scores (unless you were Charlie Chang Wang). So, this being a bragging point is fruitless. Just the same as him having a business degree in finance where using a calculator and having a working cardiovascular system is enough to pass the required classes.