East TN 14-year-old graduates college, begins master's at Harvard

East TN 14-year-old graduates college, begins master's at Harvard

June 6th, 2013 by The Tennessean in Local - Breaking News

Eugenie de Silva

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You'll find Eugenie de Silva, like most teenagers, behind her laptop or playing sports. But she's got more on her plate than the typical 14-year-old from Harrogate.

"I've already completed the first assignment for my class this summer," de Silva said.

Her class is not for a high school or even middle school curriculum. She's taking a graduate research class to start her master's degree at Harvard University.

"I would probably be in 8th grade but I'm currently doing master's level work at Harvard University," de Silva said.

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