Top-Performing Public School Students Recognized In Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – Some of Detroit’s top performing high school students were honored at a big celebration Wednesday night.

Cass Tech student Clarke Walker, 17, is one of only 273 Detroit Public Schools graduating seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or better.

With a 3.87 — how hard does she work for it?

Clarke Walker (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Clarke Walker (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

“Oh my God, the work, it’s just so hard!” she told WWJ City Beat Reporter Vickie Thomas. “People think Cass Tech is hard, but it’s on a whole nother level.”

Walker is headed to the University of Michigan to major international studies.

“I’m really happy. I’ve been looking for scholarships nonstop,” she said, “and I think I’ve gotten it down so I only have to pay $3,000 per year.”

Ahsha Davis, 18, has a 3.78. She’s going to Central Michigan University, and then on to Howard University.

Ahsha Davis   (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Ahsha Davis (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

“I want to be an international journalist and an international translator,” Davis said. “So I want to travel to different countries and write articles about what they do in those countries.”

It was a tough to success for Ahsha.

“I worked very hard …My parents went through a divorce during my freshman year, and to it was kinda hard, but I made it through it,” she said.

She plans to major in Spanish.

“Mi radio favorito es WWJ 950 Detroit.”

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