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Top 6 Of Jones’ Graduating Class Breaking Stereotypes

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Reported by Kelli Cool, Central Florida News 13

jonestop6It’s a first in the history of Jones High School.

The top six students for this year’s graduating class are all young black men.

Jones administrators said usually the top of the class is reserved for the ladies, but not this go-around.

They said these young men’s accomplishments should help break down some stereotypes.

“There is a very widespread misconception about young black men or black men in general,” said Valedictorian Jamaal Nicholas. “Their inability to be successful in the workplace or not taking care of their responsibilities at home, and I think to have the top six students at Jones, which is an African-American high school  I think it’s really significant and it stands out that no, not all black men are like that.”

Right now, the girls have their work cut out for them for next year as well. Currently, the top five for the Class of 2010 are again all males.

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Written by Symphony

March 17, 2009 at 5:11 pm

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