ICYMI: Young African -American Makes History at US University, Emerges as First Black Valedictorian

A young African-American student, has shattered a 57-year-old record at Thornton Fractional South High School in the United States. Speaking on her motivation, She revealed that she had set her sights on making history from her first year at the school.

ICYMI: Young African -American Makes History at US University, Emerges as First Black Valedictorian

In a historic moment, Nnyla Lampkins, a young African-American student, has shattered a 57-year-old record at Thornton Fractional South High School in the United States.

Lampkins has become the first black valedictorian to graduate with an exceptional 4.26 Grade Point Average, marking the first time a black student has achieved the highest grade point since the school’s inception.

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The announcement of Lampkins’ remarkable achievement was made at the school’s graduation ceremony. Lampkins revealed that she had set her sights on making history from her first year at the school.

“Going into the lunchroom, you see like a line of pictures for every valedictorian,” Lampkin said, referring to the images of past white scholars. “I noticed that there are no African-Americans up here yet, nobody up there had looked like me and I was like, ‘Let me try to be the first one.”

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Lampkins’ historic achievement was the result of her dedication and hard work in honors and Advanced Placement courses, which led to her earning a 4.26 grade point average.

The Principal of Thornton Fractional High School, Jake Gourley, hailed her achievement as a breakthrough moment for the school.

“I’ve spent 19 years here and I’ve seen a demographic change and I think it’s a wonderful, break through moment for our school,” Gourley said.

Lampkins expressed hope that her accomplishment will inspire others to believe that they can achieve their goals through hard work.