Meet Lamont


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Lamont Jackson of Edmondson Village is graduating with the second highest academic ranking in ACCE’s 94‐member class of 2011. It is clear that Lamont has achieved the goal he set for himself at the start of his freshman year when he realized his poor academic performance in middle school was a wake‐up call to get serious about his education.

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“High school was a new beginning for me,” Lamont said. According to Cheyanne Zahrt, ACCE’s director of transition and student development, “Lamont works tirelessly on his homework and makes sure he is always on top of his grades academically. He is a quiet student but his work shows a different story, with thoughtful responses and timely effort.”

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Lamont says he is looking forward to graduating from high school and starting fresh once again in college this fall. His love of cars is leading him to study mechanical engineering. He’s also considering a second major in music – while at ACCE, he started a rap group called CRM. “Rap is my niche,” he said. “It’s a way to express my feelings and release stress.” Lamont has been accepted into Virginia Union University and West Virginia University Institute of Technology, but is hoping to attend West Virginia University or University of Maryland, College Park this fall.

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