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16-Year-Old Graduates From High School AND College In Same Week

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Talk about an overachiever.

When 16-year-old Grace Bush receives her high school diploma this week, she won’t be looking forward to four years in college -- but that's not because she won’t be getting a higher degree. Bush received her college diploma days before graduating high school, according to CBS Miami.

Bush attended Florida Atlantic University High School in Boca Raton where students are given the opportunity to dual enroll in college courses and earn credits for a higher degree, according to the Sun Sentinel.

“I started when I was 13 at Broward College and I also took my classes throughout the summer, so I was able to finish it before four years,” Bush, who received her degree from Florida Atlantic University, told CBS Miami.

Bush is one of nine children. Her two older siblings also received their college degrees early, but Bush’s mother, Gisela, said her daughter is a particularly quick learner.

"She was very accelerated. She started reading at 2, and she could perform as well as her older sister who was three years her senior," the mother told the Sun Sentinel.

Bush, who will soon start a master’s program, says she would eventually like to go to law school and then become chief justice of the United States.

Her father told local outlet WPBF he doesn't think her dream is too far-fetched.

"She graduated at the age of 16; do you think she can achieve that?" Bobby Bush asked the outlet. "I believe so."

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