I am editing an op-ed on APS success stories by Atlanta City Council member C.T. Martin, which mentions Booker T. Washington valedictorian Deonte Bridges. Deonte was the recipient of a million dollars in scholarship offers. Now at UGA, the remarkable young man took the $360,000 Gates Millennium Scholars Program, which will pay for his undergraduate and graduate education.
I recall reading an AJC story about Deonte that mentioned the popularity of a YouTube video of his valedictory speech. I must have been off my game last summer as I never posted the video here on the blog. So, I am making up for my error now.