An East Tennessee teen is getting ready to go back to school.
Instead of prepping for the start of high school, however, 14-year-old Eugenie de Silva is set to begin master's level coursework at Harvard University.
The gifted student graduated from high school in 2010. This summer, she graduated from American Military University with her bachelor's in Intelligence Analysis and promptly started a graduate research class to prep herself for Harvard's course load.
"All the while, I had the ambition to attend Harvard University. My major career goals are to work in the U.S. government, and also to open my own law firm. Of course, Harvard is well-known for its law school, and I was always focused on having the opportunity to attend such a prestigious university," she told Sri Lanka's The Sunday Times.
"It was always my dream to go to Harvard. When I walked on campus, it was magnificent for me," she told UPI.
De Silva's father, Eugene de Silva, a physics and chemistry professor at Walters StateRead More »from Eugenie de Silva, 14, to begin master’s degree at Harvard