Academic Star of the Week

Arthurine “Darlene” Joseph is a senior at Robeson High School. She is Valedictorian of the senior class with a 4.6 GPA and composite ACT score of 23.

Arthurine “Darlene” Joseph is a senior at Robeson High School.   She is Valedictorian of the senior class with a 4.6 GPA and composite ACT score of 23.   She has taken multiple AP and honors courses, and her favorite subjects are Math and Science.   She has earned more than $520,000 worth of scholarships, including a full ride to Norfolk State University.  Darlene was also accepted to Fl A&M, the University of Minnesota, and Kentucky State University.   Her dream school is Harvard University, which, along with Yale, she is still waiting to hear if she has been accepted.  Darlene wants to major in Biology and go to medical school to become a general surgeon.   When asked what she would say to a peer who wants to accomplish what she did, she says, “You have to study, stay focused and work hard!”   

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