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While the rest of her classmates are anticipating college and the tougher courses they’ll undoubtedly take, 16-year-old Grace Bush is kicking up her feet and enjoying her last days of high school.

The student, who attends Florida Atlantic University High School in Boca Raton, just received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and is slated to earn a high school diploma this week as well.


Florida Atlantic University allows students to enroll in college courses and earn credits for a higher degree.

“I started when I was 13 at Broward College and I also took my classes throughout the summer, so I was able to finish it before four years,” Bush, who received her degree from Florida Atlantic University, told CBS Miami.

Bush is one of nine children. Her two older siblings also received their college degrees early, but Bush’s mother, Gisela, said her daughter is a particularly quick learner.

“She was very accelerated. She started reading at 2, and she could perform as well as her older sister who was three years her senior,” the mother told the Sun Sentinel.

So what’s next for the young achiever? More education, of course. Grace will soon start a master’s program and eventually, she would like to attend law school and become chief justice of the United States.

And if her academic career is any indication, she’ll be taking that seat in no time. Congratulations to Grace. We wish her the best of luck.

SOURCE: Huffington Post, Sun Sentinel | PHOTO CREDIT: Screengrab

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