A GUIDING LIGHT—Principal Wayne Walters presents Salutatorian Tyrell Swan with his diploma as a part of the Barack Obama Academy of International Studies’ recent graduation. (Photos by J.L. Martello)
HAPPY GRADS—Members of Obama Academy’s graduating class of 2013 celebrates 100 percent graduation. Also all students have been accepted into a college or the military. The school is a magnet for international studies.
MONTEL ANTHONY receives his diploma.
ASHLEY SOUTHERS receives her diploma.
RASHAD PATTON receives his diploma.
BLACK MALE ROLE MODELS—Showing that all young Black males are not in the streets, these young males show their excitement as proud graduates of Pittsburgh’s Obama Academy.
THE SWAG FLAG—Holding “The Official OBAMA ‘SWAG’ FLAG” are, from left: Taylor Woodruff, Aron Clanton, Eunice Ababio and Abeni Lawson.
PROUD FAMILY—Three generations, from left: grandfather Warren Waters, Yolanda Roberts, Sadik Roberts, father Blair Roberts and brother Kai Roberts.