PASCO, Wash. - She is not old enough to drive a car or even see a R-rated movie, but one Tri-Cities teen is headed to college.
At 14-years old she should be taking 8th grade level classes right now, but instead she is taking junior level AP classes at Chiawana High School. And come next fall, she will be a full time college student.
Lynnae Glasemann has an insatiable appetite for learning but her classes always left her hungry for more.
"I had never really ever felt particularly challenged in any particular course or setting so I pretty much said, can I take something that's hard," Lynnae said.
Lynnae decided to give the SAT a shot and when her scores came back, her parents started looking for answers themselves.
"We've had this continuous path of asking for more than what's in our area," said her mother, Karen Glaesemann.
So they went outside the area to Mary Baldwin College in Virginia. The only school in the country with a residential college program for 13-15 year old girls. Lynnae applied and was accepted, not only to the college, but with her new peers.
"I am very excited. I already visited for one day and it was really a big family you could really be part of," Lynnae said.
Now while most teens are looking forward to getting a drivers license or going to prom, Lynnae says she is ready for long nights filled with hitting the books and writing papers.
"The thing is, they'll say I'm gonna miss out on prom, they'll say I'm going to miss out on homecoming. But what's a few magical nights with four years of boring classes versus being excelled," she said.
Lynnae already has her college course load pretty full. She plans on double majoring in math and chemistry, with a double minor in physics and computer science. She eventually wants to earn her PHD in physical chemistry.
Tuesday, March 11 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-03-11 06:36:47 GMT
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