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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

15-Year-Old Black Teen From Alabama to Graduate High School

Lexie Jones

Nationwide — At just 15 years old, Lexie Jones, an African American student from Alabaster, Alabama, is graduating from high school. She also makes history as the youngest to become her school’s valedictorian.

Lexie, who attends Thompson High School in Alabama, said graduating early was not in her plan even though she skipped kindergarten back then. It was only last year after talking with her counselor that she realized that she had such an opportunity. And now she is excited to see what her future holds.

“I’m not as nervous as I used to be, I’m kind of more excited now. It’s like a new chapter and I’m just excited to see what comes next for my future,” Lexie told WBRC.

Lexie is set to graduate high school sooner than later. She had been keeping herself busy with the preparations but she never forgets to still take time for herself.

“These last few weeks have kind of been more stressful than other few weeks,” she said. “I’ve had to study for my AP test and my final exams so, it’s a little bit more studying than other weeks. But other than that, out of school I have been seeing my friends more often than I have before this and I’m just excited.”

Lexie said she will be going to the University of Alabama where she will be majoring in marketing.