Star Graduate Yednkachew “Yed” Assefa of Valley High School is an amazing young man who has accomplished many things academically. Yed was selected for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, and as such, he took the most challenging classes available at Valley High School. He earned a 4.713 weighted GPA and is ranked 6th out of 664 students.
Yed’s extracurricular activities demonstrated his commitment to his school and his community. Yed served as president of both the National Honor Society and the Black Student Union. Through these organizations, he participated in volunteer work and in civic causes. He takes great pride in his Ethiopian and Eritrean culture and was a founding member of the Ethiopian Students Association.
Yed is also fluent in his heritage language, Amharic. He taught himself to read and write in that language.
Yed hopes to make a change in the world by increasing the representation of persons of color in the STEM field. He also hopes to return to Africa and support STEM students and their academic ambitions.
Yed plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania and was recently selected as a Gates Scholar.
Congratulations to Star Graduate Yednkachew “Yed” Assefa of Valley High School!
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