Twiggs Academy Headmaster Dediere Fountain said the school is graduating its first black student. JaDarien Mitchell has attended the school for 2 years and says he wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
"It feels good to know that I will be the first and it make me proud to know that," said Mitchell.
Mitchell said there's not many African-American students at the academy. When making the transfer from Twiggs County High School, his mother, Sabrina Bloodworth, wanted to make sure her son was confident with his decision.
"And once again I asked him are you sure this is what you want to do, because it's gonna be different," said Bloodworth.
Two years later, the family hasn't looked back and is happy that they made the change. "The things I like about it, the class sizes are small, and the teachers can get to you when you need it," said Mitchell.