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After Living In A Tent For 2 Years, Michael Jeffery Graduated From High School As Valedictorian

A Washington, D.C. resident has taken an unfortunate situation and flipped it into triumph.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 25, 2023

Alecia Washington Becomes First Black Valedictorian At North Carolina's R.J. Reynolds High School In Its 100-Year History

Way to go Alecia Washington! The high school senior has become the first Black valedictorian at R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., in its 100-year history.

Samantha Dorisca

Jun 11, 2023

Meet The Mississippi High School Student Who Received Over $1 Million In Scholarship Offers

Xavian Branch has options when it comes to his college decision. According to Blavity, the Mississippi student has been accepted to 20 different colleges and if that news isn’t good enough to jump for joy, the fact that he has also received $1.5 million in scholarship offers definitely is! Branch is a senior at The Jim Hill High School located in Jackson, Mississippi, and is an International Baccalaureate Diploma program participant graduating with a 4.8 GPA. He is also the class valedictorian. “When I look back at all the work that I did, I wouldn’t regret anything,” said Branch in an interview. After applying to colleges thanks to the help of his academic adviser Frank J. Branch, the opportunities are endless as that Branch has been accepted into 20 different schools and has been offered $1.5 million in scholarships. His mother, Zandra Branch is one proud mother and is excited to see all that he continues to accomplish. “I just can’t say enough about my baby,” she said. ” I want...

Shanique Yates

Jun 3, 2021