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Donald King III - East Tech

Donald Notable: Made it his mission to succeed in high school and counter the stereotype that he says follows many young black males.

High school resume: Junior and senior class president. Ranks in top 10 of class academically. Ran track.

Plans for the future: Will attend the University of Akron and study to be a nurse. Wants to minor in business and perhaps start a remodeling company.

Challenges faced: Dealing with the labels placed on young black males.

Who besides Donald deserves the credit for his success? His mother, because she pushed him to excel and without her, Donald believes, he “never would have made it.”

Quote:“I wanted to be the one to stand out and say, ‘You can’t just put me in a box, that I can’t fit. I’m going to make it. I’m going to be somebody.’ ”