LaVontae Renee Hill Graduates with Honors

LaVontae Renee Hill. Photo by Joe L. Fisher, Black American Political Action Committee.

By Kia Croomr LaVontae Renee Hill graduated from Kennedy High School with top honors.Hill is the only African-American male in his class to win this recognition. He will attend Sacramento State University this fall and is considering majoring in nursing.Hill, who grew up in a single-parent home, attributes his academic success to the teaching and support provided by his mother. “My mother did everything possible to keep my brother and I on a path to success,” he said. “I think that having a mother who played a vital role in my upbringing molded me to reciprocate what I had received.” Hill has consistently been on the honor roll from eighth through twelfth grades. Already giving back to the community, he is a volunteer tutor at the local YMCA, teaching math and coaching basketball and flag football to younger students. Kia Croom is a contributing writer for the Richmond Post.
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