Highline School Board Member Tyrone Curry To Be Profiled On NBC News

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Highline School Board Member Tyrone Curry (pictured above, photo courtesy ESPN.com) has been named to a list of “100 History Makers in the Making” by theGrio.com, a daily news and opinion website that’s a division of NBC News.

The list “honors Black History Month by highlighting the next generation of African-American history makers and industry leaders who have the potential to make a difference in the lives of all Americans,” according to a press release issued by theGrio.com.

As many of our Readers may recall, Curry won $3.4 million in the Washington State Lottery in 2006, and instead of leaving his job as a custodian and track coach at Evergreen High School – positions he held for 34 years – he continued working, and generously donated $40,000 to the school to build a new race track.

According to a press release, “theGrio.com is devoted to delivering stories and perspectives that reflect and affect African-American audiences.”

Curry joins 99 other individuals from across 10 professional fields, including business, education, sports, science and the environment, media, service and activism, politics, health, pop culture and the arts. Individuals from “TheGrio’s 100” will be profiled on NBC News programs, including “NBC Nightly News,” “Today,” MSNBC, CNBC, and msnbc.com through the end of February.

View Curry’s profile on TheGrio’s 100 list here.

Visit www.thegrio.com/black-history to learn more about theGrio’s 100 list.

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