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Everton Blair, becomes first African American School board member in Gwinnett County

Thursday Gwinnett County Board of Education sworn in 26-year-old Everton Blair. Who is the first African American to serve on the school board.

Just 10 years ago, Everton Blair was a student at Shiloh High School in Gwinnett County. The heaviest thing that was weighing on his mind was getting admitted to Harvard.

Fast forward to today, Blair not only graduated from Harvard but now he is the first African American to join the Gwinnett County Board of Education. Not only does he serve Shiloh High School, but all of his community in district four.

Since elementary school Blair has always been in a leadership role. Something, he says, he gets from his parents.

"Both of my parents are a leader in their own right. In their own industry and fields, and my grandfather is a pastor," Blair said. 

That's why it's no surprise at all to his former teacher Pheletta Kayea, that Blair is now a school board member.

 "I knew he was going far, and I know he's going beyond that," Kayea said

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