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60% of Black males do not graduate from high school. That statistic is bad enough, but the implications for the future of the Black community and the nation are truly frightening. This places Asa Wynn Grant's already spectacular achievement in an even more spectacular context.  Asa is a Black male who just graduated from Granby High School in Norfolk VA with the highest Grade Point Average -- a 4.49 or an A+ average -- of any student, White or Black, in the entire school system.  Asa says it’s not all brains, but something else--that every student possesses—that is responsible for his success.  Along with his father, Asa explains the simple truth about what it takes to achieve excellence.    (2824)


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