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13-year-old exceptional girl gains admission to US university, set to earn bachelor’s degree at the age of 16

After passing all of the college’s academic standards, Sydney Wilson, a talented 13-year-old girl from Atlanta, Georgia, was enrolled as the school’s youngest-ever student.

She had always had outstanding academic talent, even when she was little. She started studying world history and advanced placement biology when she was 12 years old. Sydney Wilson attended a Montessori school, but only until she was about 6 years old, according to her father, Byron Wilson.

“A Montessori gives you what you are ready for, and she just kept going,” said Sydney’s father.

Sydney was homeschooled for a while after attending the Montessori school, and she then enrolled in a private school. By the time she turned ten, it was obvious that she should have been in high school rather than primary school.

Sydney then started attending Wilson Academy in Lithonia, Georgia, the institution her father founded. She submitted an application to Spelman College at the age of 13 to study biology, and was accepted as the school’s youngest-ever student.

“This is the first time in recent memory that we have had an admitted student this young. Sydney has shared with us that she intends to enrol. We are excited to welcome her to campus in the fall, along with the rest of the incoming class,” Ingrid Hayes, Spelman College’s Vice president of enrollment management said in a statement.

Sydney said she has always had a good work ethic and enjoys being challenged academically. “People might think I am separate from the rest of people my age, but there are some facets of my life when I am still just a kid. I still like to play LEGOs, and I think it’s cool to still play with LEGOs,” she said.

“I am so excited to be in the sisterhood. So many women have reached out to me and have been very nice and supportive, and I am so excited to see what my life will be at Spelman,” she said in a statement.

Sydney quickly made the Dean’s list after enrolling as a new student and succeeding in her first semester with an exceptional 3.76 GPA.

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