With 5.6 GPA, Nigerian student becomes first black valedictorian at US top school

With 5.6 GPA, Nigerian student becomes first black valedictorian at US top school

- A Nigerian high school student has made the country proud by making history in a school in the United States

- The boy identified as Timi Adelakun became the first black valedictorian, having a 5.6 GPA - the highest ever in South Broward High School’s history

- Adelakun has been offered admission into eight universities in the United States

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A Nigerian identified as Timi Adelakun has made history at South Broward High School in Hollywood, Florida, for being the school's first black valedictorian and for having a 5.6 GPA - the highest ever in the school’s history.

Reacting to the feat, Adelakun said it is a good thing that he made history in the school. He expressed gratitude to the school that helped him academically, Black News reports.

With 5.6 GPA, Nigerian student becomes first black valedictorian at US top school
Timi Adelakun. Photo credit: Black News
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Legit.ng notes that Timi said: “I’ve been taking over 20 college courses worth of credit, and because of that, my AP credits, my Ace credits, and my dual enrollment credits boost my GPA."

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The young boy was offered admission by eight universities including the University of Miami, Columbia University, Julliard, UCLA, the University of Southern California, Berkeley, The University of Chicago, and Pomona College.

He said: “I’m going to attend Pomona College. The school gave me a full scholarship, so if I go there it’s covered for. I chose that school ’cause it’s liberal arts, and I’m able to double major. I’m doing molecular biology and theatre."

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In other news, a 16-year-old Nigerian identified as Oyebola Ajayi-Bembe has bagged presidential scholarship into 20 notable universities in the United States.

The disclosure was made during a high school graduation ceremony held recently in New Jersey.

The teenager described her success as a product of hard work, dedication, focus and steadfastness.

Oyebola was the only female in the selected category who took the second position after a Chinese.

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She was offered admission on a scholarship basis into Teacher’s College of New Jersey, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Norwich University, Bloomfield College, St. Benedict College, MonteClaire State University, New Jersey City University and 13 other universities in the US.

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