‘Black-Ish’ Star Miles Brown Graduates HS As Class Valedictorian

Miles Brown, well known for his role as Jack Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish, was crowned Blue Ridge Academy’s best-graduating student after graduating with the highest grade in his class.

The 18-year-old actress was named Valedictorian after graduating with honors. Given that he had to juggle employment and school, the little actor, also known as Baby Boogaloo, said obtaining the prize was a huge accomplishment.

In his keynote presentation, he urged his fellow graduates to dream big and be inspired to achieve their goals.

“You know that dream that keeps you up at night—the one that can’t shake you even if you cry. That dream is meant to come true if you manifest it correctly,” Brown said. “Never give up on yourself. Every good thing takes commitment and time, so if it feels good to you, give it the best of your time,” he said.

Brown’s on-screen “father,” Anthony Anderson, better known as Andre “Dre” Johnson, offered the teen his unwavering support.

Anderson, who considers himself a member of the family, told The Messenger that he was getting set to celebrate his TV son Miles Brown’s high school graduation.

“Miles Brown is graduating from high school today,” Anderson said. “I’m heading out to sit with the family to watch him walk across the stage.”

“I’ve been with this young man from [when he was] a toddler,” Anderson said. “I can’t wait to go sit there and celebrate him walking across the stage, graduating high school. I met him when he was 8, and now he’s 18. So, it’s a beautiful thing,” he added.

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