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15-year-old Weber State senior prepares for medical school

OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Most call her a child prodigy, but for 15-year-old Jessica Brooke she just really loves math and learning. That love of learning has gotten her far, the teenager is already a senior in college.
OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Most call her a child prodigy, but for 15-year-old Jessica Brooke she just really loves math and learning. That love of learning has gotten her far, the teenager is already a senior in college.

Jessica skipped most of Junior High and all of High School and got right to work in a community college.

Jessica told ABC4 News, "We spent every class learning! Nobody was disciplining kids and everyone wanted to be there. We wasted no time."

Three years ago, Jessica and her family were living in Arizona. Her seventh grade math classes just weren't challenging enough for her, so Jessica's Mom Rachel started looking for another option. A few tests and discussions later, Jessica was enrolled in Community College getting perfect grades.

Rachel aid, "She did really well, probably better than most college freshman."

Community College went so well, Jessica and her mom started looking for a University that would allow the then 14-year-old in class. That's when Weber State University offered Jessica a full ride scholarship to attend school there.

The family moved to Ogden, just one mile away from campus.

Now the 15-year-old is in a split world; every day in class with adults, but she is only a teenager.

Jessica said, "I've still made really good friends and hang out with everyone my own age, so I haven't missed on anything."

Jessica is a double major at Weber, studying Zoology and Math with a minor in Music.

She plans to graduate in the next two years and then the plan is to go onto Medical School.

Jessica is the youngest student ever enrolled at Weber State.



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