Valedictorian

via Fox8cleveland: Two identical twin brothers in Toledo are receiving the highest academic honors they can receive in high school. One is Valedictorian and the other, Salutatorian. According to WTVG, Deontae and Denotrae Wright, 17, are the Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively, of Scott High School. “We both like to compete against each other,” Deontrae told the […]

A high school student from Long Island is celebrating the rare feat of being accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. But for Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, the Elmont High School valedictorian, there are no secrets and no shortcuts to academic success. “I think the main thing that has shaped me into the individual I am now […]

  Despite a life of adversity, poverty, and even homelessness, 18-year-old Chelesa Fearce is blazing a trail of academic success. Growing up in Clayton County, Georgia, Chelesa, along with her mother and three siblings, frequently moved from shelter to shelter, even living in her family’s car in times of need. Regardless of the obstacles in […]

Despite facing the challenges of teen motherhood, Kymberly Wimberly had the highest GPA in her graduating class at McGehee Secondary School in Arkansas. Yet shortly after being named her school’s 2011 valedictorian, administrators announced that she would share the title with a classmate…who happened to be white and with a lower class average. Claiming that […]

Despite facing the challenges of teen motherhood, Kymberly Wimberly had the highest GPA in her graduating class at McGehee Secondary School in Arkansas. Yet shortly after being named her school’s 2011 valedictorian, administrators announced that she would share the title with a classmate…who happened to be white and with a lower class average. Claiming that […]

A recent high school graduate from Arkansas is suing her school district, claiming it refused to recognize her as the school’s sole valedictorian because she is black. Kymberly Wimberly, 18, earned the highest grade point average in McGehee Secondary School’s 2011 graduating class. She did so as a young mother, according to the complaint she […]

A recent high school graduate from Arkansas is suing her school district, claiming it refused to recognize her as the school’s sole valedictorian because she is black. Kymberly Wimberly, 18, earned the highest grade point average in McGehee Secondary School’s 2011 graduating class. She did so as a young mother, according to the complaint she […]

A Gary, Indiana native will make history next month as the first black valedictorian from the University of Notre Dame. Katie Washington, 21, is a biology major and minor in Catholic social teaching with a 4.0 GPA