Graduates with a remarkable 3.9 GPA
Thessalonika Arzu-Embry, 14 is a remarkable young woman who is putting on the finishing touches on obtaining a Bachelors degree from Chicago State University.
“My college experience is a traditional college experience for me – it is just that I have completed it faster,” Thessalonka said. “I am very excited about joining others in having the opportunity to contribute to society in a significant way.”
Thessalonika was home-schooled until she was 8. At age 11, after receiving the equivalent of a high school diploma through her home schooling, she passed an entrance exam to attend College of Lake County and enrolled to study psychology.
If that weren’t impressive enough, the 14-year-old carries a 3.9 GPA and is a member of the school’s Honors College, a program designed for talented and highly motivated students. And she serves as a student senator.