14-Year-Old Sydney Wilson Becomes Youngest Student Admitted into Spelman College

14-year-old Sydney Wilson successfully applied to Spelman College at 13 and is now believed to be the youngest student ever admitted to the university.

According to a report by WBSTV Tyisha Fernandes, Wilson has been a standout student her entire life. Wilson realized she was different around the second grade.

When asked about being teased, Wilson said the bullies didn’t get to her. “I just stayed on my path. I didn’t really feel like I needed to be popular or liked because I like myself.”

Her parents, recognizing she was gifted, enrolled her into The Wilson Academy where she began taking high school classes at the age of ten.

Wilson plans to get the whole college experience at Spelman. “I’ve been with the older kids all my life, so socially, I don’t think it will be a problem for me,” said Wilson.

She plans to stay in a dorm on campus and study animal sciences to use what she learns to create cures for human illnesses.

Congratulations Sydney!

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