Teen, 16, set to become youngest ever Washington State graduate

Nadine Bells
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This May, 16-year-old Kayla Heard will officially become the youngest person to graduate from Washington State University (WSU).

Working from home,  Heard earned her social sciences degree through WSU's online program, graduating with a 3.71 grade point average.

"My parents felt it wouldn't be good to send me to a campus at such a young age," she told KING5.com. "I appreciate their decision, mainly because online studying has given me quite a bit of flexibility in my schedule."

Heard started talking at the age of one. She was reading at 18 months and writing in cursive at the age of 4. By the time she turned 11, she had graduated from high school and was enrolled in community college.

Now Heard is setting her sights on even higher education: law school.

She passed the LSATs and plans on filling out law school applications this summer. She plans to study international law.

At the age of two, Heard told her mom that she would be the first female president. She's certainly taking steps in the right direction.