Wait…Wait…Whut!?! loves to see our people surmounting great obstacles to achieve great things, that is exactly what Akintunde Ahmad is doing. He describes himself as a regular “Oakland Street dude” but the thing is he has 5.0 GPA, a 2100 SAT score, and is on his way to Brown or Yale. This young man is far from “regular” At first glance his appearance may throw you off, that is why he keeps his grades saved in his smart phone to show people who don’t believe, based upon his appearance. As the old saying goes, “You should never judge a book by it’s cover.”
If the grades, SAT Score, and acceptance to Brown and Yale weren’t enough, he also plays three instruments and has a baseball scholarship on the table as well! Ahmad has seen his fair share of violence and the loss friends growing up in Oakland. But he has worked hard in school to not become a statistic, like many of his peers in The Oakland Public School system. He is well on his way to achieving amazing things!
We love to hear stories like this at Wait…Wait…Whut!?! We wish him nothing but the best. This is very inspiring!
Whut say you?