11-Year-Old Girl Graduates College, Breaking Record Set by Her Brother


An 11-year-old lady from California simply graduated from group faculty, breaking her personal brother’s document within the course of.

Athena Elling graduated cum laude from Irvine Valley College on Thursday, May 23, with an affiliate’s diploma in liberal arts, based on the varsity.

As a end result, the preteen broke her personal brother’s document, set final 12 months, for youngest particular person to graduate with a level from the faculty. Tycho Elling was additionally 11 years outdated when he graduated from Irvine Valley with an affiliate’s diploma in arithmetic, based on The Orange County Register and NBC affiliate KNBC.

His birthday passed off inside days of his commencement, whereas his sister’s isn’t for one more seven months.

“I know I’m supposed to say that learning is its own reward and it really kind of is, but also, as a second child, beating my older brother is kind of everything,” Athena informed The Orange County Register.

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As for the long run, the 11-year-old lady “dreams of becoming an allergist or pursuing acting full-time,” based on Irvine Valley.

She additionally would not plan to cease her research anytime quickly. She informed ABC affiliate KABC that she has her sights set on getting one other diploma, this time in both music or psychology.

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“There are still so many classes I want to take,” stated the preteen, who has already registered for historical past and music lessons for the summer season, per the Register.

“I’ve began on calculus and I believe there are in all probability no less than 30 extra lessons I actually wish to take earlier than I’m able to commit to a different main,” she defined.

Athena’s document could not final lengthy, although. Her 9-year-old sister can also be a school scholar at Irvine Valley, KNBC reported.

“I beat my brother’s record, and she’ll probably beat my record,” Athena informed the outlet.


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