A Nigerian boy is being celebrated after he broke two records in his school in the U.S.
Timi Adelakun, 18, grew to become the first black valedictorian of South Broward High School in Hollywood, Florida. Also, he made historical past once more by having the highest GPA ever recorded at the school.
“Coming from a low-income community, it means a lot in general because of the way I was brought up,” Adelakun stated in an interview ABC News.
Timi, who has a 5.604 GPA, is the youngest youngster of three siblings and neither of his mother and father attended school.
He stated that his main accomplishment is considerably bittersweet as a result of his father – who was deported over a decade in the past – will not be there to have fun with him.
Adelakun’s achievement comes after years of economic struggles.
At his younger age, the teenager has had to assist his mum pay payments by participating in aspect hustles, comparable to graphic design and images. To get monetary savings for the household, he typically walked to school if he missed the bus.