- An African American young lady has made history as the first-ever black valedictorian in a US university.
- Sharing her experience in the school, she explained that she didn’t enjoy it as much because of racism.
- The young woman urged her colleagues to embrace unite and fight against racial injustice.
A young African American lady has made a remarkable feat after becoming the first black female at Stanford University in the United States to become a valedictorian.
The lady identified as Taryn Thomas was awarded the best-graduating student in the school and automatically became the valedictorian.
In her speech on her graduation day, the young woman shared how she faced so much racism as the best-graduating student of her set.
”As the very first Black valedictorian, I have to keep it honest with y’all. I did not enjoy my time here, insults have been hurled at me, I can’t escape the whispered “affirmative action” since I’ve been accepted to my dream school of Stanford University, and I’ve been threatened with assault for simply wanting to protest these acts of injustice,” she said.
Adding to this, she stressed that black students have to figt all injustice and further urged students of the school and her colleagues to embrace unity.
She shared how she fought hard enoght for fellow black people in her school, ”We need to act authentically and speak our truth, regardless of how many people might disagree. The responsibility rests upon our shoulders to guide this world in righteousness through the vast unknown that lies before us,” she metioned.
Nigerian woman with only Veterinary Medicine degree foregoes a master’s degree
Meanwhile, a young Nigerian woman, Victoria Omokhefe was accepted by the University of Cincinnati in the United States to pursue her PHD after earning her veterinary medicine degree in Nigeria.
Victoria Omokhefe completed her undergraduate studies in veterinary medicine at the University of Abuja in Nigeria.
At her induction ceremony, she received the BLUE BLOOD veterinary limited award for best graduating student in clinical conference presentation.