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Thu May 6, 2021, 02:16 PM

Student is 1st Black male valedictorian in school's 106-year history

Source: ABC news

An 18-year-old is the first Black male valedictorian in his school's 106-year history. Ahmed Muhammad is a student at Oakland Technical High School in California. He is graduating May 26 at the top of his class with a 4.73 GPA and, depending on how his final few classes go, may even leave with a 5.0.

In addition to his regular course load, Muhammad's taken 13 advanced placement classes at Oakland Tech as well as multiple college classes at his local community college.

The fruits of his labor are evident. Muhammad applied to 11 colleges -- five branches of the Unviersity of California, the University of Southern California, Howard, Columbia, Princeton, Harvard, and Stanford -- and was accepted into each one.

Ultimately, Muhammad committed to Stanford University, making him the first in his family to attain higher education. He plans to explore different engineering disciplines.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Living/student-1st-black-male-valedictorian-schools-106-year/story?id=77515048



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Thu May 6, 2021, 02:26 PM

1. Amazing kid

I wonder what his favorite subject is...whether he'll be a poet or a scientist or a politician.

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Thu May 6, 2021, 02:34 PM

2. My friend's daughter just graduated High School AND Jr College

My wife often house/dog/kid sat for them when they went on trips and the daughter stayed home more than half the time because of school work but she graduated high school and already has an AA degree. We weren't ever that smart when I was going to high school!

The more I see public school kids the more irritated I am at my mom and step-asshole for making me go to church school where we learned nothing important and a lot of fucked up shit that turned out not to be true.

I guess at 57 it's a little late for me to be complaining but man, it just makes me wonder what might have been had I had normal school.

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Fri May 7, 2021, 04:37 AM

3. oh my

and he is handsome to boot

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