Shanelle Davis is this year’s class valecdictorian at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Queens, New York. She is the first African-American student at the school to ever hold this title.
“School is like, it’s very diverse, but it’s predominantly Asian. So most African-Americans in the school think that OK so since there’s been like always an Asian or a white valedictorian that they can’t do it. But then I can be an example for them to show that they can also do it. So maybe next year they’ll have another African-American one,” Davis said.
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