- 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 of school
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Nina Mitchell, a Black teenager has repeated history made by her grandmother 61 years ago by graduating as the first female valedictorian of her high school.
A report sighted by YEN.com.gh indicates that Nina Mitches chalked 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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According to the report on Mycentraloregon.com, 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, she founded the Spanish Honor Society, and was also part of the principal’s advisory board.
She participated in volleyball, track, and acting, and was also a founding member of a peer mediation group.
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Outside of school, she continued to serve her community by 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 news about young Black girls, Nakeeyat Dramani Sam, the winner of Talented Kids season 10, has marked her 8th birthday by reaching out to Teshie Children's Home in the Greater Accra Region.
In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Facebook handle of TV3 Ghana, it shows Nakeeyat and her team at the La township where they are distributing hot meal packs before moving to Teshie Children's Home.
At the children's home, Nakeeyat gives out face masks, hot meals, fresh meat, and 200 packs of water to the management of the charity home.
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