Meet this outstanding 17-year-old girl, Nina Mitchell who has just achieved a great feat as she becomes the first-ever black female best graduating student at the DeKalb High School in Illinois, United States.
She (Nina) broke the 159-year-old record with an outstanding GPA of 4.549. She expressed her joy saying that she is proud of her achievement as young black girls can now look up to her for inspiration.
In her words, she told GMA “I was very humbled and honored. I am representing Black Students and female students. They can look up to me and say, ‘Wow, Nina did it and so I can do it.’ That was really important for me.”
Her greatness didn’t only stop at her academics as she also contributed greatly to her community during her time in the school. She served as president of the Honor Society and Key Club, was a member of the Spanish Club and was also part of the principal’s advisory board.
Nina’s grandmother who is 75-years-old, Pearlene Carter was also the valedictorian of Walker High School class of 1959 in Coldwater, Mississippi. Nina described her as an inspiration to her success.
Congratulations to Nina, we wish her all the best in her endeavors!!
Credit: Scholarship Region
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