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14-Year-Old Sydney Wilson Becomes the Youngest Student to Attend Spelman College

Miss Sydney Wilson was still living a normal 14-year old life when she got the call that will change her life.

Sydney ran track, played elite soccer and the captain of her school’s robotics team. Like most kids her age, they are preparing to embark high school in the fall, instead, Sydney is making history by becoming the youngest student to ever attend Spelman College.

During an interview with rolling out, Sydney says:

“I was really excited, It took me a couple of days to really process what was happening. But after I did, then I started feeling more proud of myself.”

Overall, Sydney remained a straight-A student while taking high school courses. Because her grades show that she can handle more work and committed colleges started offering Sydney scholarships at just 13 years old. Sydney eventually chose Spelman college once the school sent her acceptance letters just weeks after she turned 14.

“I’m excited to be a part of the sisterhood and excited to challenge myself,” Wilson said. “I want to learn more about biology and indulge in Black culture. I want to see different Black people from different areas. And I just want to know more about Black America.”

Sydney always likes to offer advice to parents on motivating their children and education.

“Sometimes parents think that they can distance themselves from what their children are doing at school,” Sydney said. “With the support of family, it makes it a lot easier.”

“With my parents, they have done a pretty good job of balancing, making sure that I still can do things where I’m a kid and also challenge me academically. So I think that you should take into consideration your child’s limits and get involved in their schoolwork. Talk to their teachers. You have to really be a part of their education if you want them to excel.”

Kudos to you, Sydney!

11 comments

  1. Good for u honey just keep doing ur best n the sky will always be the limit for u. Congratulations n Mom n Dad props to u too many blessings to u all 🤗🙏🌈🙏

  2. CONGRATULATIONS Sidney Wilson I am sure your star will go far , you are an amazing young Queen & your parents are just as amazing 👏🏿👏🏿

  3. Congratulations young teen.
    Wishing u the very best. Congratulations to ur parents for giving u love and supporting u in all that u have accomplish in ur young life so far, they must walk with heads held high. I Salute u all as a Whole family in Jesus Name. Always in Prayer 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  4. You inspire me I read on a 4 the grade level. And I have been reading since I was 2: years old. I want to be a motivate speak er with my own show and book. Or a doctor one of those two. Wish you blessing always. Raye Raye reading look me up on Facebook

  5. Congratulations Beautiful. May God continue to bless you on your journey.
    Hats off to your mom and dad for their love and support and seeing to it that you never lost focus. Again, Hod bless you.

  6. Congratulations to you young lady and to your parents as well. I am so delighted to hear about your successes so far. Keep on soaring. Wishing you continued success. Well done!!!!👏👏👏👏🙏💐

  7. You have been setting goals for a long time in your short life and that I am proud Of, it’s wonderful to know there are smart and attractive black girls out there that just need to be recognize and encouraged, you are a pace setter. Don’t let anyone steal your dream. Go after what you want without limits! I am proud of you💝

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