Sydney Wilson, the youngest student ever admitted to the exclusive all-women HBCU, will begin her first year at Spelman College this September at the age of just 14.
Wilson’s academic prowess was always apparent from her early years in school.
She was discovered to be a little bit different from her peers in the second grade. She was frequently mocked by her classmates for being very intelligent, but she didn’t let it get to her.
Wilson told WSB-TV, “I just kept on my route. “I didn’t really think I needed to be well-liked… because, well, I kind of like myself.
Wilson’s parents opted to enroll her in Wilson Academy in Lithonia when she was ten years old, where she had already begun studying high school courses.
Wilson applied to Spelman College a few months ago when she was just 13 years old. Later, the school sent her father an email confirming her acceptance.
So, when he summons me in, he commands me to “look at the computer.” Wilson said with excitement, “So I looked at it, and I simply melt.” “I was crying and yelling.
I quickly left the house to tell my family, and we quickly snapped a ton of photos and uploaded them to Instagram.
Wilson intends to live on campus like a typical college student. Despite her youth, she is unconcerned about the age difference between her and her prospective classmates.
Wilson remarked, “Socially, I don’t think it will be a problem for me. I’ve always been around the older kids.”
Wilson added that she plans to major in biology with the goal of using animal research to one day treat human problems.