- A young black girl named Nina Mitchell has graduated from the DeKalb High School in DeKalb, Illinois as the first female valedictorian with a 4.5 GPA
- This repeats a similar feat chalked by Nina's grandmother when she graduated from Walker High School’s class of 1959 in Coldwater, Mississippi as the first female valedictorian
- In addition to her brilliant achievement, the young girl also served in other demanding capacities both in and outside school
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Nina Mitchell has repeated history made by her grandmother 61 years ago by graduating as the first female valedictorian of her high school.
Nina Mitchell chalked up the feat when she graduated with a 4.5 GPA from the DeKalb High School in DeKalb, Illinois.
Her grandmother, Pearlene Carter, on the other hand, graduated as valedictorian of Walker High School’s class of 1959 in Coldwater, Mississippi.
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A report by Mycentraloregon.com revealed that Mitchell worked hard to achieve the accomplishment whilst serving in myriads of other capacities as a student.
The brilliant black girl was the president of the Honor Society and Key Club, founded the Spanish Honor Society and was also part of the principal’s advisory board.
She participated in volleyball and track and acting as a founding member of a peer mediation group.
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Outside of school, she continued to serve her community, working as the first black chair of Youth Engaged in Philanthropy, a subsidiary of the Illinois YMCA Youth and Government, and serving as a member of the Youth Advisory Council.
In other graduation news, Briefly.co.za reported that a young man revelled in praise after graduation but used the opportunity to recognise his grandmother's selflessness.
Sipheleke Zond'amaxoki Nongqotho shared a touching Facebook post to honour the most important woman in his life, his gogo.
The young man graduated recently and revealed the key role his gogo played in his success.
"When am looking at this woman I don't just see an ordinary person, I see a hero. She worked very hard for me to be where I am. She saw lights that were so bright for me to see she pray for me. My mom stood up for me when I couldn't stand. Mama enkosi mathaba, mxasana. Lockdown couldn't stop us from celebrating our celebration."
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