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Nigeria’s Tobechukwu earns 6.9 GPA in US becomes the first black valedictorian in school’s 125-year history


A Nigerian Lady Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips as of late turned into the principal Black valedictorian in Alvin High School’s multi year history. She exceeded herself by procuring a 6.9 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

The school situated in Texas, USA, was first settled in 1894 and coordinated with African-American understudies in 1965. Without precedent for the historical backdrop of the foundation, Tobi Phillips earned a 6.9 combined GPA on a 4.0 scale. Tobi earned An’s in all the AP courses she took during her four years in the school. This set her at the head of her group.

Out of a school with around 2,800 understudies, just 86 are Black understudy. Regardless of this, the Nigerian woman worked her way to the extremely top. Because of her phenomenal exhibition, the Nigerian virtuoso got the Full-Ride Forty Acre Scholarship to go to the University of Texas at Austin. It is the most lofty grant offered by the school. Actually, out of 4,000 understudies, just 16 were picked.

She said: “My biggest advice to other scholars of color is to truly adopt the mindset of Rosa Parks — ‘No.’ Do not conform to the stereotypes that have held us under thumbs for so long. Do not be discouraged when someone speaks out against you, simply allow what they say to fuel your fire. But more than anything, do not remain tight-lipped. Stand up for what you believe in and take it upon yourself to be the change you’ve always wanted. Say ‘No’ to the ways of the world and stick out.”

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Apart from being an A-student accademically, Tobechukwu Phillips is also a decorated volleyball and track athlete. She is a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Rho Kappa Honor Society, the president of the National Honor Society and an AP ambassador.

she is currently set to attend the Nursing School at UT in the fall. She plans to one day own her own clinic as a pediatric nurse practitioner. As a valedictorian, Tobi had a useful word of advice for other youths like her.


Credit: Africans in America


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