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    This Oakland teen started a nonprofit to help kids learn about science. He just got accepted into Stanford

    By Simret Aklilu | CNN Every year, high school seniors anxiously wait for college admissions letters, hoping they get accepted into their dream schools. Ahmed Muhammad was one of them. So when Muhammad got accepted into Stanford University, he was delighted. “It was a dream come true,” Muhammad told CNN. “It still doesn’t feel real.” He will become a first-generation college student. Over the course of his high school career at Oakland Technical, the California native has taken nine college classes on top of his high school workload — no small feat for a senior who not only tutors students and plays as point guard for his school’s varsity basketball…

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    This California teen started a nonprofit to help kids learn about science. He just got accepted into Stanford

    So when Muhammad got accepted into Stanford University, he was delighted. “It was a dream come true,” Muhammad told CNN. “It still doesn’t feel real.” He will become a first-generation college student. Over the course of his high school career at Oakland Technical, the California native has taken nine college classes on top of his high school workload — no small feat for a senior who not only tutors students and plays as point guard for his school’s varsity basketball team, but also runs a nonprofit that designs science kits for kids. The nonprofit, Kits Cubed, became the main focus of his personal statement for Stanford University. Babysitting led to…

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    Oakland teen and founder of science education company gets accepted to dream school Stanford

    OAKLAND, Calif. – An Oakland teen, who started a non-profit to help kids learn about science, has been accepted to Stanford University and set to become a first generation college student.  Oakland teen Ahmed Muhammad founded science education company Kits Cubed. (Ahmed Muhammad/Kits Cubed) On Dec. 11, Ahmed Muhammad learned that he got into his first choice Stanford, as part of its restrictive early action option and that the university would cover his tuition costs. “I’m beyond excited,” the Oakland Technical High School senior told KTVU.  The teen got in with an impressive 4.7 grade point average and an SAT score of 1540, receiving a perfect 800 in the Math section and a…

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    A Stanford alum mentored by Tim Cook wants to redefine education

    Sahil Bloom knew there was a problem when his phone began ringing off the hook. The former Stanford pitcher, who counts Tim Cook as a mentor after meeting him at the Palo Alto school, was used to answering investing questions old teammates would send his way. But with cases of Covid-19 reaching the U.S., the questions intensified. “Starting in kind of March of this year, when everything broke out with Covid … You had the market surging, but the real economy was tanking. People were just asking a lot of questions.” Bloom, currently a VP at Altamont Capital Partners based in the San Francisco Bay Area, understood why people were…

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