OAKLAND (KCBS) – Graduation day is a special time for all high school seniors, and one student at Oakland Technical High School, who is graduating on Wednesday, is reflecting on what has been a standout career.
18-year-old Akintunde Ahmad said this has been a week of mixed emotions for him. “You know that now, it’s all going to be over, and we’re moving into the next chapter in life,” he said.
That next chapter will be at Yale University for Akintunde, who earned a 5.0 GPA at Oakland Tech and scored 2100 on the SAT. Along with being a standout in the classroom, he also stayed busy with extracurricular activities, from basketball, to playing outfield for the school’s baseball team, where he earned MVP honors in the Oakland Athletic League last year. If that’s not enough, he’s a musician too.