That’s right, 15-year-old Sahella Ibraheem has become the youngest Harvard student ever. Sahella skipped two grades and said that all you need to succeed is figure out what you love to learn as early as possible – something she did at age 5. However, she “was not only accepted onto Harvard at the young age of 15 but also MIT and 13 other schools including Princeton and Columbia.” Continue reading for the news report and more information.
In addition to academics, Ibraheem plays the trombone, softball and soccer. Despite her activities, Ibraheem said her number one priority was her family. Her 7-year-old brother Saleem was her biggest cheerleader when it came to picking a college.
“I was really psyched because she got into a great school and I wanted to go to Harvard, too,” her brother said. As far as Ibraheem’s advice for her fellow aspiring students? “Kids should try to listen to their parents most of the time. They know what they’re doing,” she said.