A student from Georgia -18-year-old Rawlin Lee Tate Jr., has made history as the first Bla-ck male valedictorian in his high school. In addition, he has secur*d $1.3 million in college scholarships.
In a now-viral tweet, the student shared his list of academ!c accomplishments which included having a 4.7 GPA, being the top of the class for 7 years, and being a Georgia scholar. Subsequently, he also took 21 AP courses and he never got any grade lower than 98.
#ncat #NCAT23 #valedictorian #BlackExcellence
1. First African American male Valedictorian in Woodland History
2. “4.7 GPA I just secured the bag”?
3. #1 of my class for 7 years STRAIGHT
4. A Georgia Scholar
5. Over 1.2 million dollars in scholarships pic.twitter.com/lklhMVZjgp
— Mercenary!? (@iammercenary) May 20, 2019
The Georgia student has been accepted into 14 colleges including; Ohio State, Florida A&M University, Georgia Tech, Morehouse, Howard, Rose Hulman, Hampton, University of Georgia, North Carolina A&T, Tuskegee, to mention a few.
Of all these schools, Tate has decided to go to North Carolina A&T, where he will pursue a degree in mechanical engineering in full academic scholarship.
Aside from his academic achievements, Tate also excels in extracurricular activities and clubs. He has played two vars*ty sports and become inducted into seven national hon-or societies. He was a part of the school band and in addition; a pianist and a rapper.
He credits his success to God and his ability to stay foc-used. He says; “My advice to others is to always stay humble and do your best, and don’t get preoccup-ied with competing.”
Another Black student portraying excellence; We are here for it!