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.
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