Graduating college at the age of 14 is one thing, but graduating from two schools is another.
Shania Muhammad will be walking across the stage for her graduation ceremony at Oklahoma Community College and Langston University. What’s more, the teen will graduate with honors, News 9 reports.
It Runs In The Family
“We have over 150 medals, over 50 trophies, we have over one hundred academic awards as well,” said Shania’s father, Elijah Muhammad, according to News 9.
While Shania’s achievements are impressive, it would not be possible without her parents. Before attending college, the teen was homeschooled by her parents. The pair influenced Shania to look beyond the confines of her middle school studies.
“Don’t let your age be the ceiling to your potential and I really want to push that. You cannot let that be a barrier to your life. It’s like I was in the seventh grade and the whole time I was on the collegiate level I just didn’t know it,” Shania said, reports the outlet.
The Legacy Continues
By age 13, Shania had begun her studies at Oklahoma Community College, where she made history as the youngest student to obtain an associate degree.
Shania also attended the University of Oklahoma. However, after a semester, she wanted to relive her parent’s Historically Black College and University experience, leading her to Langston University. Shania plans to continue her education at the HBCU and will pursue a bachelor’s degree in family consumer science.
What makes it even better is that her educational footprints are rubbing off on her 12-year-old brother, who will become a student at the Oklahoma City Community College in the fall, studying cybersecurity.