Da’Vion Tatum remembers when he learned what valedictorians are — he was in third grade and decided immediately, that’s what he wanted to be. There was just one problem. “I didn’t realize they don’t have valedictorians in elementary school,” he says.
Tatum, now 18 and a senior at Westfield High School in Spring ISD, has waited nearly a decade to make his younger self proud. On June 4, when he graduates as valedictorian of his class, he also makes history as the school’s first Black male to earn the distinction.
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