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June 30, 2004

Albany--An Albany teenager is celebrating his historic election as governor. 17-year old Derrick Brinkley, a Junior at Dougherty High school, was elected Governor for the 2004 Boys' State Program. Brinkley is the first black student ever elected to the prestigious position.

"It was exciting being told that I was the first black governor. I thought we would have had one before 2004. I hope that I can hold the state to a new standard," says Derrick Brinkley.

As Governor for Boys State, Brinkley, will act as Junior Governor for the state and will meet will Governor Sonny Perdue and other top officials to discuss issues that affect today's youth.

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