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Lorenzo Hughes story

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    LORENZO HUGHES

    Class of 1996

    Lorenzo, the youngest of six children, was the first person in his immediate family to attend college. After graduation he launched a career as a classroom teacher, but quickly moved into school administration. He became the first African American to serve as principal of Wicomico High School in nearby Salisbury, Maryland, in 2005. Lorenzo returned to his hometown of Cambridge, Maryland, in 2010 as the first African American to hold the position of assistant superintendent for instruction for Dorchester County Public Schools. In May of 2012, he earned a doctoral degree in organizational leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.