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.
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.”
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.”