A brilliant 17-year-old girl named Nina Mitchell has set an outstanding record after emerging as the first-ever black female to clinch the best graduating award of DeKalb High School in Illinois, United States.
Nina Mitchell broke the 159-year-old record with an outstanding 4.549 GPA. Nina Mitchell expressed that she is proud of her achievement as young black girls can now look up to her for inspiration.
“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, so I can do it.’ That was really important for me,” she told GMA.
Nina was not only exceptional in her education, but she also contribute immensely 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 part of the principal’s advisory board.
Nina’s 75-year-old grandmother, Pearlene Carter was also the valedictorian of Walker High School’s class of 1959 in Coldwater, Mississippi. Nina described her as an inspiration to her success.
“I didn’t get here alone. My parents always set me up for success, and my brothers inspire me to do better,” she said.
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