(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- A Black woman was finally named valedictorian at her Illinois high school nearly four decades after her graduation. Tracey Meares, a law professor at Yale University, was a star student at Springfield High School in Springfield, Illinois. But when she graduated in... Read More.
(DALLAS) -- A high school valedictorian used her graduation speech to speak out against a newly signed law in her home state of Texas that bans abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy. The commencement speech Paxton Smith, 18, submitted to administrators at Lake... Read More.
(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- This 17-year-old is the first Black valedictorian in her New York high school's 152-year history. Onovu Otitigbe-Dangerfield will graduate in June from Albany High School with a 4.0 GPA. "It's overwhelming and really surreal to me, especially hearing from Black girls from... Read More.
By NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC NEWS(DEKALB, Ill.) -- A 17-year-old who has been named valedictorian is the first Black female to achieve the honor in her high school's 159-year history.Nina Mitchell graduated from DeKalb High School in DeKalb, Illinois,... Read More.