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21-year-old African-American Lady breaks US university’s 168-year-old history, emerges first-black valedictorian with 4.00GPA

A 21-year-old boy named Katie Washington has broken the 168-year-old record of the University of Notre Dame, United States as he emerged as the first black valedictorian to graduate with an outstanding 4.00 Grade Point Average.

Katie made history as the first-ever black student to graduate with the highest grade point since the inception of Sebastian River High School. She earned the achievements with a 4.67 grade point average.

She graduated from the university with a major in Biological sciences and a minor in Catholic Social Teaching. Katie had always been an excellent student as she was also the valedictorian of her high school.

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While at Notre Dame University, Katie conducted research on lung cancer at the Cold Spring Harbor labs and performed genetic studies in the University’s Eck Institute for Global Health on mosquitoes that carry dengue and yellow fever.

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Katie is also a co-author of a research paper with the university’s biological sciences professor David Severson. She also directs the Voices of Faith Gospel Choir at the University of Notre Dame.

She is a mentor/tutor for the Sister-to-Sister program at South Bend’s Washington High School and serves as the student coordinator of the Center for Social Concerns’ “Lives in the Balance: Youth Violence and Society Seminar.”

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Katie had been accepted into five different universities for her postgraduate including Harvard University. However, she plans =to pursue a joint M.D./Ph.D. program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.


Katie said he was not sure of what kind of doctor she wanted to become, but she plans to train as a physician with the intention of treating patients with a disease.

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