Student makes history by becoming the first Black male valedictorian at Oakland high school

The 18-year-old got accepted into 11 universities

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Oakland Ahmed Muhammad/Kits Cubed

A student at Oakland Technical High School will be the first Black male valedictorian in the school’s history, having a cumulative 4.73 GPA, according to Black Enterprise.  

Ahmed Muhammad, 18, accomplished the feat and has gotten acceptance letters from 11 universities, including Harvard, Princeton and Stanford.  

“It feels amazing,” Muhammad said. “I’m grateful to be accepted to any single college, but 11 of them? I had never imagined this.” 

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Having a passion for science and engineering, Muhammad started Kits Cubed, focused on introducing children to science, “through fun, affordable, and accessible means,” according to its website.  

“I’m most proud of the impact that Kits Cubed has had on our community’s youth,” Muhammad told KTVU. “Founding Kits Cubed was the culmination of all of the valuable lessons I learned throughout high school from so many amazing people.