Great Lakes resident about to get her bachelor's degree at 14
Most 14-year-old teens are enjoying their summer and gearing up for a new school year while anticipating catching up with friends and classmates but not Thessalonika Arzu-Embry. The Illinois resident is set to receive her bachelor’s degree from Chicago State University in psychology on August 30 after a college track that began three years ago at College of Lake County.
Regardless of her age, Thessalonika says her college expirience has been pretty normal.
"My college experience is a traditional college experience for me — it is just that I have completed it faster. I am very excited about joining others in having the opportunity to contribute to society in a significant way.”