Do You Know Who She Is?

katie washington 438pk041310 Do You Know Who She Is?

She is a first.

The young lady with the engaging smile is 21-year-old Katie Washington who just became the first African American valedictorian at the University of Notre Dame.  Washington is a biological sciences major who plans to attend Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland to pursue a joint M.D./Ph.D degree.  Washington is graduating with a 4.0 GPA and will present the valedictory address at the May 16 commencement.

Is her race important in the celebration of her accomplishment? Let us know by answering the poll.

  • overcome procrastination

    Great story! Lots of work went into this one. I appreciate that. I see so many story with little content. Come check out my story and let know what you think..

  • Patrick K. Williams

    I am very proud of this young lady. She’s worked hard and she deserves the attention and respect. I appreciate her success and wish her the best in life.

    Patrick In Omaha

  • Barbara Etier

    I don’t believe in the philosphy of “first” in the race. That designation demeans us as a people. Given and even playing field and opportunity would come in first naturally. However, I am so super proud for this young lady that I can cry. Not becuase she is a first but because she had the opportunity to excel.

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