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Georgia Teen Earns 4.7 GPA and Makes History as School's First African-American Male Valedictorian

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Georgia Teen Earns 4.7 GPA and Makes History as School's First African-American Male Valedictorian

18-year-old Rawlin Lee Tate Jr. has a lot to celebrate. With a 4.7 GPA, the high school senior is the first African-American male to be valedictorian in Woodland High School's history. Holding the highest grade point average in his class also helped him earn over 1.2 million dollars in scholarships. Over the course of his high school career, Tate took 21 advanced placement courses and never earned anything lower than an A. “My lowest grade from my high school career was a 98,” Tate told Because of Them We Can. Recently named a Georgia Scholar by the Georgia Department of...

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