Sydney Wilson was still living a normal 14-year-old life when she received the call that would forever change her life.

Sydney run track, plays elite soccer, and is the captain of the robotics team of her school. Like most children of her age, she’s getting ready to start high school in the fall, but Sydney is making history by being the youngest student ever to attend Spelman College.

“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,” Sydney said during an interview with Rolling Out.

Overall, while taking high school classes, Sydney remained a straight-A student. Her grades showed that she could handle more work and colleges began offering scholarships to Sydney at the age of just 13. Sydney eventually chose Spelman College just weeks after she turned 14 when the school gave her acceptance letters.

“I’m excited to be a part of the sisterhood and excited to challenge myself,” Wilson said.

Sydney always likes to provide parents with advice on motivating and educating their children.

“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,” Sydney Wilson said.


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