Archbishop O'Hara's first black valedictorian is also school's youngest-ever graduating senior

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City high school student is making history.

Hailey Cherokee Jordan, 16, is a Senior at Archbishop O'Hara High School.

With her 5.1 GPA, she becomes the school's first black valedictorian. She's also the school's youngest graduating senior.

"Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something because that will only put you down." Jordan said.   "Just make sure that motivates you to do better to prove them wrong."

Jordan has been a straight A student throughout her school career.

She plans on going to Stanford University with a full scholarship. She plans to double-major in biochemistry and spanish.


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