12-year-old girl is youngest graduate of Broward College

WESTON, Fla. — At 12, a Florida girl has not only graduated from high school, but Broward College as well, and now plans to attend the University of Florida.

Sawsan Ahmed of Weston, Florida, earned an associate degree from Broward College with a 4.0 GPA on Dec. 15, ABC News reported.

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Ahmed didn’t receive her high school diploma until May 2021, but had been taking classes at Broward College for years, starting at just 10 years old, WSVN reported. “The first course that I took in person and the only course I took in person was my biology lab, and everyone was staring at me the entire time,” Ahmed told WSVN.

Ahmed’s associate degree has a concentration in biological science, which will help her as she heads to the University of Florida, where she plans to study microbiology and cell science, The Miami Herald reported.

After earning her bachelor’s degree, Ahmed told ABC News she plans to continue her education to earn either an M.D. or a doctorate.