Rawlin Lee Tate Jr., an 18-year-old teenager from Georgia, made history as the first black male valedictorian in high school. He has also secured $ 1.3 million in grants.
In a now viral tweet, Tate shared his list of academic achievements, including a 4.7 GPA degree, 7 year best in class, and a Georgia scholar. He also took 21 AP courses and never got a grade below 98.
Tate has been inducted into 14 colleges including the State of Ohio, Florida A&M University, Georgia Tech, Morehouse, Howard, Rose Hulman, Hampton, University of Georgia, North Carolina A&T, Tuskegee, and others.
From these schools, Tate chose to go to North Carolina A&T where he will graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering in full academic education.
In addition to academic achievements, Tate is also known for its after-school activities and clubs. He has played two varsity sports and was inducted into seven national honorary societies. He was part of the school band, taught himself to play the piano and is a rapper.
Despite all his successes, he said he knew he needed to learn more and was not afraid to ask questions.
"My advice to others is to always stay humble and do your best and not bother with the competition," he said of "We Can We Can".
This article was originally published by BlackNews.com.