Oakland; Stanford University; Valedictorian; Ahmed Muhammad
The first Black male valedictorian to graduate from his Oakland high school has completed his first year of college. The scholar brings back to his hometown a top GPA from one of the top 10 schools in the country. Oakland native Ahmed Muhammad, the young man who made national headlines after becoming the first African American valedictorian to graduate from the Oakland Technical High School, has finished his first two semesters at Stanford University. The 19-year-old busted out his freshman year at the sixth top college in the country with a 4.05 GPA and credits his high school with preparing him for such a milestone.