- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Nigerian woman is following her two older sisters as valedictorian at Dillard University in New Orleans.

The university says in a news release that Stephanie Akpapuna’s sister, Jennifer, was valedictorian in 2004, and their sister, Merrilyn, was valedictorian in 2014. Their parents are Dr. Emmanuel and Rita Akpapuna of Lagos.

Stephanie Akpapuna is a theater arts major. She plans to get her master’s in stage and production management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

She says she’s proud and humbled that she could continue her sisters’ legacy and do them proud.

Dillard’s commencement is Saturday.

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Online: http://dillard.edu

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