DeKalb Valedictorian Makes History

Nina Mitchell, DeKalb Valedictorian 

Nina Mitchell, DeKalb Valedictorian 

Nina Mitchell has an impressive resume. She graduated this spring from DeKalb High School with a 4.549 GPA. She was also president of her class all four years. And is the first Black woman to be valedictorian at her school. But she’s not the only one in her family to graduate top of her class — her grandmother Pearlene Carter was valedictorian of her class of 1959 in Coldwater, Mississippi. 

The 21st is joined by both generations.


Nina Mitchell, DeKalb Valedictorian 

Pearlene Carter, Nina’s grandmother and valedictorian of her high school; from Olympia Fields


Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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