What’s that about judging a book by its cover?
Akintunde Ahmed, a high school senior with a 5.0 GPA who has already been accepted to multiple ivy league schools, gets books out of his locker before heading to his first class of the day at Oakland Technical High School in Oakland, CA, Wednesday April 2, 2014. Photo: Michael Short, The Chronicle
By Dawn Boykin
Akintunde Ahmad’s future could have turned out like any other young black male growing up in the East Oakland streets, but it is amazingly quite different.
There is much to be celebrated for this 17-year old Oakland Tech High student who has been accepted to numerous top tier schools including; Yale, Brown, Columbia, Northwestern, USC, UCLA, Howard, Chapman, Cal Poly and Cal State East Bay.
Akintude has a 5.0 GPA and a 2100 (out of 2400) on the SAT. He keeps a screen shot of his grades on his phone for proof.
While there has been…
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