Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Booker T. Washington HS Valedictorian Speech

Just a quick post to share a video that has been circulating through our office for the last few weeks.

Deonte Bridges, the Valedictorian at Booker T. Washington HS in Atlanta, GA, gives a powerful speech at graduation. We are excited that Deonte will be a member of the UGA Class of 2014!!

Deonte Bridges Valedictorian Speech

Go Dawgs, and Go Deonte!

8 comments:

  1. This is incredible!!! What an outstanding speech.

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  2. have you started making decisions on spring transfers yet? I know you stated earlier that you would begin making decisions mid-July.

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  3. Brianna: Please see the most recent post.

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  4. I am speechless....Deonte really pushed himself against all odds. I hope to be like him when I attend my first year at UGA. Thanks for posting this video! It's really inspiring.

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  5. What a powerful speech by a wonderful man. It brought tears to my eyes. We Rise!

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  6. This is in reference to changes on the new application with entering your own grades for ED review: Will there be a section to specify whether the class was an Honors class? It stated there would be a section for AP/IB but will I be able to label my Honors classes as well to show rigor of courses? Thank you!!

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  7. Anon: On the self-reported grade chart, we ask for information that may impact the calculation of grades, thus we ask for both specific grades and for AP/IB information, as we add a .5 weight to AP/IB grades. We do not add weight for Honors courses, so that is why we are not asking for this on this chart.

    We still require a transcript, though, and that is where we would see the other details of your academic file, from Honors courses to dual enrollment, etc. As well, we require the school evaluation from your counselor, which also has a focus on rigor.

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  8. I am in complete awe of this young man! What a Magnificent speech. It is by far the best I've heard in over 20 years of attending graduations.. I wish him ALL of the Blessings that GOD has for him.

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