Graduating as a school’s valedictorian is a special honor in itself. For Tennessee senior Dwight Moore Jr., of Christian Brothers High School, graduating valedictorian takes on an even special meaning as Moore is the school’s first solo black valedictorian.
The school has had another black valedictorian’s in their history; however, the student had to share the distinction with another student.
Moore, accepted to Harvard and MIT, in addition to other top-echelon schools, will attend Stanford, in California, and plans to major in Computer Science and Economics. In addition to his many achievements, Moore as a sophomore, scored a perfect 36/36 on the ACT, he was a National Merit Finalist, a Scripts National Spelling Bee participant in both 2014 and 2015, among other accolades and honors.
Congratulations, Dwight! We definitely expect to see this outstanding young man back in the news one day in the near future!