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

Eugenie de Silva Eugenie de Silva
KNOXVILLE, TN (WBIR) -

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, TN.

"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.

She graduated high school three years ago. In a couple weeks she'll be walking at her college graduation ceremony from American Military University.

"I'm very excited!" she said showing off her cap and gown.

After that she and her dad are moving to Boston for a while to start her master's in legal studies at Harvard with classmates in their 20s and 30s.

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