Joshua PackwoodMorehouse is making history with this year’s graduating class.  The 141-year old institution dedicated to the nurturing and education of black men will graduate its first white valedictorian. 

The 22-year old, Joshua Packwood, is from Kansas City, MO.  and is graduating with a 4.0 GPA.   He’s not a stranger to the black community being only one of the white students in his class at Grandview Senior High School in Kansas City, Mo. He has interracial siblings and his mother was married to a black man.   He has actually soared as a student at Morehouse being elected dorm president as a freshman, a fashion-show magnet and a Rhodes Scholar finalist.  He’s also set after graduation with a job at the prestigious investment banking firm Goldman Sachs in New York City.

 Why Morehouse? 

“I’ve been forced to see the world in a different perspective, that I don’t think I could’ve gotten anywhere else,” he told CBS. “None of the Ivies, no matter how large their enrollment is, no matter how many Nobel laureates they have on their faculty … none of them could’ve provided me with the perspective I have now.”

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