Karrington Ballenger

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My name is Karrington Ballenger and I am a dean’s list scholar at the illustrious Clark Atlanta University. Prior to my attendance to Princeton’s named “Best School in the Southeast,” I was a mediocre scholar at King/Drew Medical Magnet High School. Once attending the Stepping in the Right Direction Black College Tour my junior year in high school, I gained the urge to end High School on better note so I could attend one of the great HBCU’s we visited throughout the week. The tour exposed me to black excellence, and students striving to make it in the world not only for themselves but for students to come. Campuses that catered to the history of my people, and tour guides that ensured that we knew all that was needed to survive and strive on a college campus. Without the Stepping in the Right Direction Black College tour I would not be the scholar I am today, nor would I have the confidence that I can “Find a way or make one,” in any situation, thanks to my University. I recommend this tour for any student, of any race, even if you don’t choose to attend a HBCU it will expose you to a world that will change you forever.