This 14-year-old beauty is showing that there is a great deal of brilliance right in the heart of Chicago. Young Thessalonika Arzu-Embry will be graduating from Chicago State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She started college at the age of 11 at the College of Lake County. If that weren’t impressive enough, the 14-year-old carries a 3.9 GPA and is a member of the school’s Honors College, a program designed for talented and highly motivated students. And she serves as a student senator.
Thessalonika dedicates all of her hard work to her mother, her biggest inspiration.
“My mother is a strong inspiration to my success. She is a veteran of the United States Navy and when she finished her tour, she home-schooled my brother and I.”
Her daily routines consist of rising early, praying and working out. During her long commute to her college campus she reviews her homework and then goes about her day. She is set to graduate August 30th. Thessalonika plans to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicineand Science or Stanford University.
She shared with The Daily Heard:
“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”