16-year-old Illinois girl to enter Ph.D. program

Thessalonika Arzu-Embry (Daily Herald)

Thessalonika Arzu-Embry is ahead of her class... way ahead.

The 16-year-old girl, who lives with her family at Great Lakes Naval Station, has a masters degree and is now going for her doctorate.

She was home schooled and started college at 11. This fall, she's starting a Ph.D. program in aviation psychology.

"I feel honored for the opportunity to help others at an early age. I feel very glad to enter college and help people," Arzu-Embry said.

In addition to her scholastic success, Arzu-Embry has already written three books.

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