- Rawlin Tate has smashed academic records in his school and has emerged a valedictorian
- The teenager has become the 1st black valedictorian in his school's history
- Apart from being a whizkid, Rawlin is a sports boy, plays the piano and is a burgeoning rapper
A young man from Georgia, Rawlin Lee Tate Jr., has shattered academic glass ceilings and has set an enviable record while at it by becoming a valedictorian.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on blackenterprise.com, the 18-year-old made history as the first Black male valedictorian in his high school.
His academic exploits have pushed him to secure $1.3 million in college scholarships alone.
Rawlin Tate himself shared a list of his academic accomplishments to prove that even though it looked easy on the outside, a lot of work had to go into it.
Among many other exceptional results, Tate scored a 4.7 GPA, was the top of his class for 7 years, and was named a Georgian scholar.
He also took 21 AP courses and not for once even scored a grade lower than 98 in all the courses he took.
Tate, following the sterling performance, has been accepted to 14 colleges including Ohio State, Florida A&M University, Georgia Tech, Rose Hulman, University of Georgia and North Carolina A&T.
Tate has however settled on North Carolina A&T where he will pursue a degree in mechanical engineering on full scholarship.
Aside being book smart, Tate plays in two sports and got inducted into seven national honor societies.
He was also a part of the school's band, taught himself how to play the piano, and is a rapper.
Despite all the success he achieved, he said he knew he has more to learn and he is not afraid to ask questions.
In other exciting academic news, YEN.com.gh earlier the West African Examination Council (WAEC) released the provisional results for the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Following the release, social media has been buzzing with some exceptional as well as abysmal result slips of popular schools and students.
Stories of many such results have landed online and have generated a whole lot of debate due to the excellent grades scored by these students.
In a recent development, however, a young lady who scored excellent marks in the international examinations has been gifted a brand new car by her parents.
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