South Plains College student makes history, graduating at 15 years old

South Plains College student makes history, graduating at 15 years old

LEVELLAND, TX (KCBD) - Victoria Wright is only 15 years old and graduating from South Plains College.

May is right around the corner, which means thousands of students are preparing to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. One of those graduates is about to make history for South Plains College.

"I was home schooled in high school and from freshman year to senior year. It took me a year to finish it all," Victoria said. "I graduated high school when i was 14 and 15 here at college."

This fast-paced schooling was not part of her plan.

"It just kinda happened," she said. "I knew I wanted to start dual credit when I was in high school, but not this early. It was a surprise for sure."

South Plains College was definitely a change from what she's used to, but she did find her place.

"My first class on campus when I got there was biology," Victoria said. "I didn't know if it was my place to talk, but when I got in the feel of things it was really good."

Victoria says she was guided by the support of her family.

"We are very proud and just beyond excited for her," Victoria's mom Vanna Wright said. "She has done so well and has done great, she deserves this."

But Victoria's plans don't stop there.

"I'm transferring to Wayland Baptist University with a two-dimensional art major and a minor in religion," she said. "I also got recruited to cheer, so I'm going to transfer there."

Victoria will graduate May 11. In the future, she says she would like to speak at women and youth conferences, but if that doesn't work out she would like to own a coffee shop.

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