#BlackGirlMagic 13-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Student Accepted to the University of West Georgia
At just 13 years old, she’s the youngest student to be accepted and taking classes at The University of West Georgia (UWG).
Instead of attending middle school, Hudson is currently enrolled in the university’s Move On When Ready/Dual Enrollment program, which allows students in grades 9 – 12 to earn college credit while working on their high school diploma, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
“When she was three or four months, her doctors told me she would be a genius because she started forming words very early,” her mother, Fawn Hudson, told AJC. “In pre-K, her teachers would tell me they had to bring in 2nd-grade work specifically for Kimora. By the time first grade came around, it was just obvious that she was gifted.” reports the blackenterprise.com
Despite being intellectually advanced, Hudson still faces the same challenges of any young teen. In a recent post published on her personal blog, she admitted that she’s still getting adjusted to college life.
“I am 1 month in and getting adjusted to campus. It is a lot of walking around trying to get from class to class but it is not so bad. One of my favorite parts is the food on campus. There are so many options to choose from. In the Student Center we have a Chick-fil-A, a sushi spot, a burger grill, and a pizza bar. There are 2 dining halls on campus but I have only eaten in one of them. There is a lot more variety there because they have several stations set up and the menu changes daily.”
Last month, she blogged about her first day at the school, revealing how shocked her college classmates were when they realized she was taking their class.
“My plan was to blend in and try not to be noticed,” wrote Hudson. I knew I would spend the entire day explaining my life to people if they found out I was only 13 so I wanted to avoid it at all costs.”
‘My first class was Biology at 9:30am so I wanted to get there early to sit in the front. Well that did not happen because at 9:15 most of the seats were gone and this was a lecture-sized classroom with over 60 seats. I sat towards the back and in the middle so I could see the white board. A girl sat next to me and said “I like your hair!” I said “thanks” and tried to avoid small talk, but then she asked me what year of college I was in. I WHISPERED that I was 13 and just getting started. She stared at me for a second and started yelling out to the rest of the row that there was a 13 year old in class. By that time other rows started turning around. Then I saw the professor staring right at me. I thought that she would tell the class to turn around and mind there business, but NO… She adds to the fuel by saying that “she is probably the smartest person in this room”.”
Hudson hasn’t declared her major yet but aspires to work in the sciences as either a marine biologist, veterinarian, surgeon, or psychologist. Who knows, she may end up doing it all. Read full article blackenterprise.com
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