DUBOIS - At the DuBois Area School Board work session meeting Thursday night, the discussion commenced on the use of the titles of Valedictorian and Salutatorian at the High School.According to Superintendent Wendy Benton, there are many reasons behind the history of the district... Read More.
DUBOIS – The DuBois School Board has approved their 2023-2024 general fund budget.At the board meeting Thursday night, the board approved the proposed general fund budget of $72,597,800 in a 5-1 vote.The 2023-2024 approved budget does not include an increase to property taxes.In other... Read More.
(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- A Black woman was finally named valedictorian at her Illinois high school nearly four decades after her graduation.Tracey Meares, a law professor at Yale University, was a star student at Springfield High School in Springfield, Illinois. But when she graduated in... Read More.
(DALLAS) -- A high school valedictorian used her graduation speech to speak out against a newly signed law in her home state of Texas that bans abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy.The commencement speech Paxton Smith, 18, submitted to administrators at Lake... Read More.
(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- This 17-year-old is the first Black valedictorian in her New York high school's 152-year history.Onovu Otitigbe-Dangerfield will graduate in June from Albany High School with a 4.0 GPA."It's overwhelming and really surreal to me, especially hearing from Black girls from... Read More.