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April 22nd, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Notre Dame's 1st African-American valedictorian

(CNN) – Notre Dame's 2010 graduation will be unlike any other in the university's 168 year history.

The class valedictorian's resume might sound familiar: 4.0 GPA, aspiring doctor, mentor to young people, but Katie Washington is different because she's the university's first African-American valedictorian. Our Kiran Chetry had the opportunity to chat with Katie about her reaction to the news.

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  1. Tammy Berwick

    Way to go Ka(ie! You will accomplish even more greatness. Your big sis Terrys friend

    April 27, 2010 at 8:25 pm |
  2. pauline

    Many Congratulations

    I am bursting with pride. Everyone in Germany has been sharing this great news with me.

    Aunt Pauline

    April 27, 2010 at 1:21 am |
  3. Yolanda

    Awesome accomplishment!

    April 23, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  4. Kacy Davis

    WONDERFUL!!! This is GREAT news! Congratulations Katie! I am so happy for you!

    April 23, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  5. taylor

    and i know her lol goo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KATIE

    April 22, 2010 at 12:12 pm |