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14-year-old girl graduates from US high school as top of her class, sets to earn degree in Computer Science and Aviation

An exceptional 14-year-old American girl named Oforitsenere Bodunrin has graduated from Martin High School, United States as the top of her class. She is planning to study computer science and aviation at the university.

Oforitsenere Bodunrin, a North Texas kid was admitted into Martin high school at the age of 10 where she outstandingly earned a high school diploma as the top of her class despite her young age. She described her experience of being in high school as being fun and exciting and that she feels accomplished to be graduating with her older peers.

“It’s very exciting because I guess I’ve kind of waited four years for this, I don’t really like to draw attention to myself … But it was definitely fun,” Oforitsenere said in a video posted on Twitter.

“It feels good to be graduating with the class of 2023, it’s interesting to be in this position because sometimes I compare myself to my peers who are older but then I think about it and realize graduating at 14 is a huge accomplishment,” she added

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Commenting on her daughter’s achievement, Bawo Bodunrin, Oforitsenere’s mother said she identified Oforitsenere’s academic gifts at an early stage, noting that her daughter was already reading by age 2 and doing multiplication by 4.

“Normally you would say the sky is the limit. For her, the sky is the beginning,” Bawo said.

She also believed Oforitsenere is following her elder sister’s footsteps who also graduated from the same high school at the age of 14 in 2019 and is studying at the university presently in the United States too.

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“She mirrored her sister, so everything her sister was doing, she wanted to do as well,” Bawo added.

Navigating through high school wasn’t an easy task for Oforitsenere as she was surrounded by much older classmates, she struggled to fit in and open up at first, until one of her teachers, Gerri Brown, offered her guidance and support.

“I am so remarkably proud of Oforitsenere, she has been fun, sweet, and studious as a student and leader, and I can’t wait to see what she will do. I know she will save the world.” Brown told the school district.

The moment Oforitsenere became comfortable at school, she made sure her four years at Martin High were filled with a lot of achievement both in academics and extracurriculars which included serving as president of Key Club and also as an editor for Martin Student News.

She was also a historian for the Black Student Union, a Future Business Leaders of America state finalist, president of the Filmmaker’s Society, and historian for the National Art Honors Society.

Oforitsenere has great expectations for her future. She plans to attend the University of Texas-Arlington to study computer science and aviation.

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