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May 25, 2008

Americus--On the heels of an historic graduation at Morehouse College who had their first white valedictorian last week, one south Georgia teen is making history of her own.

Carmen Felton is the first African American valedictorian at Southland Academy in Americus.

The star student was one of 67 students at the school who graduated Sunday.

Carmen said she never thought about making history while working hard to make the grade.

"I never looked at it that way it's just a personal goal, it's just years of stress and work realized today,"said Carmen Felton, Valedictorian.

"We've had a number of others that have come and graduated, her sister graduated Southland a couple years ago, so carmen being valedictorian says a lot for her," said William E. Stubbs, Headmaster.

Carmen plans to attend Fort Valley State University and study Animal Science. 


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