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She was told a black girl couldn't be valedictorian. Now this Oklahoman is No. 1 in her class, accepted at over 62 colleges

Raylynn Thompson [Harrison Grimwood/Tulsa World]
Raylynn Thompson [Harrison Grimwood/Tulsa World]

MUSKOGEE — Raylynn Thompson is extending an open invitation to the strange woman who told her she couldn't become Muskogee High School's valedictorian.

Thompson said that woman is welcome to attend her graduation next month. 

The incident happened awhile ago. The woman, someone not affiliated with the school district, approached Thompson at a store and asked for her by name. She told Thompson that black people can't be valedictorians, Thompson said.

That woman is likely to be proven wrong. Thompson is set to graduate with a 4.7 GPA, No. 1 in her class as of Wednesday.

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