Moroccan transplant is TechBoston’s youngest valedictorian ever
When Mohammed Amine Elmeghni started high school, he wasn’t just smaller than the juniors and seniors — at 12 years old, he was dwarfed by other freshmen. His size made him a target of bullies, as did his background as a Moroccan-born Muslim. According to faculty at TechBoston Academy, it was clear from the start that Elmeghni had intellectual gifts few could match. Now, at 16, he is the youngest valedictorian in the Dorchester school’s history. He will soon enter Syracuse University with a scholarship and ambitions of becoming a chemical engineer.