‘I feel like I was robbed’: Kennedy HS graduate questions his class ranking as school recalculates GPAs
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‘I feel like I was robbed’: Kennedy HS graduate questions his class ranking as school recalculates GPAs

Marta Jewson |
July 27, 2019

‘I feel like I was robbed’: Kennedy HS graduate questions his class ranking as school recalculates GPAs


Tanya Scott described John F. Kennedy High School’s graduation day concisely: “It was horrible.”

She had expected her grandson, Dwayne Crenshaw, to be named salutatorian of the class of 2019. Crenshaw had spent years battling for the top spot in his class with a friendly rival, he said. And this has all been part of a larger plan — to secure a college scholarship so as to not place any burden on his grandmother.

“My mom and dad haven’t really been around,” he said. “I didn’t want to put the financial strain on her so I worked in order to be the perfect student.”

Weeks before graduation day, he told The Lens, he checked his records. While he hadn’t secured valedictorian, he said, he was listed as number two in the class. But when it came time for the ceremony, on May 17, he wasn’t named salutatorian.

“Because of my standing, I think I lost out on a scholarship. There are some places that give scholarships for salutatorian,” he said. “I feel like I was robbed. It’s not fair.”

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