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Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by manchy7531: 12:37pm On May 16
Nigerian lady in Texas earns 6.9 GPA, becomes first black valedictorian in school's 125-year history

A Nigerian female student named Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips recently made Nigerians proud by breaking all barriers to becoming the first Black valedictorian in Alvin High School’s 125 year history. She outdid herself by earning a 6.9 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The school located in Texas, USA, was first established in 1894 and integrated with African-American students in 1965.

For the first time in the history of the institution, Tobi Phillips earned a 6.9 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. Tobi earned A's in all the AP courses she took during her four years in the school. This placed her at the top of her class. Out of a school with approximately 2,800 students, only 86 are Black student. Despite this, the Nigerian lady worked her way to the very top. Due to her excellent performance, the Nigerian genius received the Full-Ride Forty Acre Scholarship to attend the University of Texas at Austin.

It is the most prestigious scholarship offered by the school. In fact, out of 4,000 students, only 16 were chosen. It was not all a bed of roses for Tobi Philips. For one, she had to deal with a number of challenges and jeers from her peers. But, she managed to brace all these odds and achieve her goal. Apart from being an A-student accademically, Tobechukwu Phillips is also a decorated volleyball and track athlete. She is a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Rho Kappa Honor Society, the president of the National Honor Society and an AP ambassador.

Presently, she is set to attend the Nursing School at UT in the fall. She plans to one day own her own clinic as a pediatric nurse practitioner. As a valedictorian, Tobi had a useful word of advice for other youths like her

https://www.legit.ng/1238672-nigerian-lady-texas-earns-69-gpa-black-valedictorian-schools-125-year-history.html?fbclid=IwAR3xT_ZqY4ki39fqIJwSQ3TT2PWG7XQ_HoNp6Fwc05wmIX7TuPoZyNPL5DE

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by manchy7531: 12:37pm On May 16
Igbos again?

From India to Canada to Uk to USA to Italy to Poland to Germany to Singapore.

Just like MTN, igbos everywhere you go.

Igbo Amaka bikonu. We too much abeg.

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by daddytime(m): 12:39pm On May 16
This is an amazing feat and worthy of all the plaudits.

Thanks for being a great and worthy ambassador.

We all are proud of and celebrate you.

Kudos..

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by jjcphenom(m): 12:40pm On May 16
Nigerians are greatly blessed


Congratulations girl


IGBO AMAKA

IPOB ARE GREAT

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by jjcphenom(m): 12:41pm On May 16
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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by BeautifulMind2: 12:51pm On May 16
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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by Bizmagnet: 12:53pm On May 16
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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by oilPUSSY(f): 12:59pm On May 16
Click like if you expected that the celebrant would be Igbo before opening this thread.













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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by Awol1(m): 1:06pm On May 16
oilPUSSY:
Click like if you expected that the celebrant would be Igbo before opening the thread.





You got me.

Why always us?

Why do Igbos excel in a merit based society?

I suppose that's why zombies are so scared of an Igbo man leading this country.

But "oji ihe nwata welie aka elu, aka fuwa ya ufu, o wetuo ya".

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by oilPUSSY(f): 1:17pm On May 16
Awol1:


You got me.

Why always us?

Why do Igbos excel in a merit based society?

I suppose that's why zombies are so scared of an Igbo man leading this country.

But "oji ihe nwata welie aka elu, aka fuwa ya ufu, o wetuo ya".

Being successful is a normalcy to my people especially on individual basis . I am not seeing it as a big deal... Some of us that brag about it do that to spite those who have been spreading the propaganda that they are the most educated and enlightened tribe in Nigeria even when WAEC, JAMB, lifestyle ETC are showing how they are competing with NE and NW..
Should I start discussing about number of Igbos that have won election in diaspora ?
It's a topic for another day.. All thanks to social media and also for exposing lies mgbatti mgbatti people have sold for decades which they didn't succeed anyways by painting themselves what they are not . So when you see them showing their envy towards Igbos, it's understandable. You envy and struggle to catch up with people that are above you. Just watch how they would invade this thread now like vultures to continue with what they are known for like the ist clown that quoted me that said that the celebrant is not Igbo,that he's a foreigner that chose to bear Igbo name grin grin grin.
This will tell you how daft they are.


Tell me where ngbatimgbatiii are better than Igbos ?...
Is it about numerical strength they lied to be the second largest ethnic group in Nigeria until CIA exposed their ewedu statistics in November 2018.?

Currently I know the problem of Igbos, which every sane tribe is battling with their own internal problem and we are working towards solving that Issue by God's grace.. And once the issue is fixed, the rest will become a history ..

As for that issue of presidency, personally I am less interested in the presidency. Nigeria and Nigerians can keep decaying for all I care ..
Igbos should preserve their genetic talents and innovations for Igbo nation which is inevitable.
Nigeria and Nigerians dont deserve it...

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by adadike(f): 1:37pm On May 16
They can only be jealous of ndigbo, they can never achieve a quarter of their greatness. Thank you God for making me onye Igbo.

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by wirinet(m): 1:43pm On May 16
oilPUSSY:


Being successful is a normalcy to my people. I am not seeing it as a big deal.
As for that issue of presidency, personally I am less interested in the presidency. Nigeria and Nigerians can keep decaying for all I care ..
Igbos should preserve their genetic talents and innovations for Igbo nation which is inevitable.
Nigeria and Nigerians dont deserve it...

I was expecting the igbo Amaka crew to get an euphoric high, and I am not disappointed. The mere appearance of Tochukwu in the name of the girl and boom, euphoria. No further question ask as to whether she is actually igbo or not. I never knew igbos are surnamed Phillips. They did not even bother to ask further what grading system was used where she scored 6.9 GPA out of 4.

This racist or tribal profiling of foreign citizen, just because they bear a resemblance of igbo name would one day cause problems for the igbo nation. Instead of celebrating the achievements as an American feat (the girl might not even identify with igbo), they promote the girls achievement as a black igbo feat. How, do you think the Americans that gave her the opportunity to feel? I have never seen captions like whites are superior to others, because of one or a few white people's individual feat. Neither Asians, Indians and even Arabs. But some igbos have this psychological need to prove superiority based on individual efforts of others.

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by wirinet(m): 1:45pm On May 16
adadike:
They can only be jealous of ndigbo, they can never achieve a quarter of their greatness. Thank you God for making me onye Igbo.
You must really have a very low sense of self esteem, if you only feel special because of the individual feat of another person you have no idea of.

I have a little nephew bearing my family name, who got the highest JAMB score last year, and I don't know how that would make me feel special

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by oilPUSSY(f): 1:45pm On May 16
wirinet:


I was expecting the igbo Amaka crew to get an euphoric high, and I am not disappointed. The mere appearance of Tochukwu in the name of the girl and boom, euphoria. No further question ask as to whether she is actually igbo or not. I never knew igbos are surnamed Phillips. They did not even bother to ask further what grading system was used where she scored 6.9 GPA out of 4.

This racist or tribal profiling of foreign citizen, just because they bear a resemblance of igbo name would one day cause problems for the igbo nation. Instead of celebrating the achievements as an American feat (the girl might not even identify with igbo), they promote the girls achievement as a black igbo feat. How, do you think the Americans that gave her the opportunity to feel? I have never seen captions like whites are superior to others (because of one or a few white people's individual feat. Neither Asians, Indians and even Arabs. But some igbos have this psychological need to prove superiority based on individual efforts of others.
What the hell is this one saying.?












Junk !

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by AuthorityXYZ: 1:47pm On May 16
Igbo muru Nze muo ichi, ekene m unu.
Chacha chacha, Igbo mmama nu!.

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by BuhariAdvocate: 1:47pm On May 16
Tobi is that not a yoruba name.

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by wirinet(m): 1:48pm On May 16
BuhariAdvocate:
Tobi is that not a yoruba name.
But Phillips is an Igbo name.

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by BuhariAdvocate: 1:51pm On May 16
Enoch is a yoruba name right.
wirinet:

But Phillips is an Igbo name.

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by MetaPhysical: 1:51pm On May 16
You all have been f00led!
It is not possible on a 4.0 GPA scale to make a 6.9. Not possible my people.

This scam report is suggesting a student in Nigeria can score 150% on a academic grade scale of 100%. Is that possible in Nigeria? If its not here how is it possible anywhere else?

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by wirinet(m): 1:53pm On May 16
BuhariAdvocate:
Enoch is a yoruba name right.
Gosh unbelievable
Because Enoch is his family name.

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by MetaPhysical: 1:56pm On May 16
oilPUSSY:


Being successful is a normalcy to my people especially on individual basis . I am not seeing it as a big deal... Some of us that brag about it do that to spite those who have been spreading the propaganda that they are the most educated and enlightened tribe in Nigeria even when WAEC, JAMB, lifestyle ETC are showing how they are competing with NE and NW..
Should I start discussing about number of Igbos that have won election in diaspora ?
It's a topic for another day.. All thanks to social media for exposing these lies mgbatti mgbatti people have sold for decades which they didn't succeed anyways . So when you see them showing their envy towards Igbos, it's understandable. You envy and struggle to catch up with people that are above you. Have you seen them envying @boki ? grin
Tell me where ngbatimgbatiii are better than Igbos ?
Is about our numerical strength ?


As for that issue of presidency, personally I am less interested in the presidency. Nigeria and Nigerians can keep decaying for all I care ..
Igbos should preserve their genetic talents and innovations for Igbo nation which is inevitable.
Nigeria and Nigerians dont deserve it...

You are a victim of social media scam if you jubilate when a Tobichuckwu score 6.9 on a 4.0 scale. Focus on that!

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by wirinet(m): 1:59pm On May 16
oilPUSSY:

What the hell is this one saying.?
It is beyond your IQ level, hire an interpreter who can translate it in igbo.

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by adadike(f): 2:00pm On May 16
wirinet:

You must really have a very low sense of self esteem, if you only feel special because of the individual feat of another person you have no idea of.

I have a little nephew bearing my family name, who got the highest JAMB score last year, and I don't know how that would make me feel special
you can be a sadist for all I care. And if celebrating with one of my own and stating the obvious fact is low esteem , then you should shove your little stupid reply up your anus coz I adadike don't give a hoot

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by wirinet(m): 2:02pm On May 16
adadike:
you can be a sadist for all I care. And if celebrating with one of my own and stating the obvious fact is low esteem , then you should shove your little stupid reply up your anus coz I adadike don't give a hoot
When will you celebrate your own, or are you saying you don't have any personal achievements worth celebrating?

And who tells you she is one of your own? Does she even know you exist?

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by adadike(f): 2:06pm On May 16
wirinet:

When will you celebrate your own, or are you saying you don't have any achievements worth celebrating?

And who tells you she is one of your own? Does she even know you exist?
so bleeping what! I have been celebrated before and I am today celebrating my fellow Igbo. If that gives you headache, then get ready to commit suicide.

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by wirinet(m): 2:11pm On May 16
adadike:
so bleeping what! I have been celebrated before and I am today celebrating my fellow Igbo. If that gives you headache, then get ready to commit suicide.
Celebrated by who and for what? I hope it is not for extra ordinary feat as regards the oldest profession.

Who told you she is your fellow igbo? Did she tell you she is igbo or you just ascribe igbo to her? You guys are in the habit of allocating tribes to other people.

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by adadike(f): 2:18pm On May 16
wirinet:

Celebrated by who and for what? I hope it is not for extra ordinary feat as regards the oldest profession.

Who told you she is your fellow igbo? Did she tell you she is igbo or you just ascribe igbo to her? You guys are in the habit of allocating tribes to other people.
if the oldest profession is an achievement in your family, it is not in mine and in the entire Igbo land. Yes, I just ascribed Igbo to her, do your worst.

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by Joromi12: 2:44pm On May 16
adadike:
They can only be jealous of ndigbo, they can never achieve a quarter of their greatness. Thank you God for making me onye Igbo.
tell us about ur acheivements

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by EVILFOREST: 2:44pm On May 16
UMUCHINEKE..!!!!

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by Rubyventures: 2:45pm On May 16
BuhariAdvocate:
Tobi is that not a yoruba name.

Tobi is an English name

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Re: Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips, First Black Valedictorian In School's 125-year History by Tharaja(m): 2:45pm On May 16
Unban NwaAmaikpe

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