From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Cornett, Valerie C.

(born: 1977) 

In 1995, at the age of 17, Valerie Cornett became the first African American homecoming queen at Hazard High School in Hazard, KY. For more see "Black students make history at high schools in Kentucky and Alabama," Jet, vol. 89, issue 2 (11/20/1995), p. 25.

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