Notre Dame Univ. Appoints First Black Valedictorian

On May 16, Katie Washington, a Biology major with a minor in Catholic Social Teaching, will make history at the University of Notre Dame as the institution's first Black valedictorian delivering the school's commencement speech. The 21-year-old Gary, Indiana, native, has maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout her college years. She has been accepted to five schools, but plans to pursue a joint Master's Degree and Ph.D., at Johns Hopkins University... Here's what you had to say: Joy commented: "This is amazing!!! Congratulations! I hope you use your skills and knowledge to educate and mentor other young African American women!" Related stories: Celebrating Black History Now: 40 Firsts In 40 Years40 Women Who Have Influenced The World
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