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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

17-Year Old Black Teen Makes History, Earns Nursing Degree While Still in High School

Imunique Triplett

Nationwide — Imunique Triplett, a 17-year old high school student from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, achieved an outstanding feat after earning her practical nursing diploma while still in high school.

Imunique managed to complete the nursing track through the M³ College Connections program which allows students from Milwaukee Public School to earn college credits in nursing, teaching, and general education from Milwaukee Area Technical College or the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee that could count toward their high school and college graduation.

Imunique, who was adopted by her great aunt and great uncle when she was 10-months old, said she really worked hard to succeed academically. She had to work on both her 3 to 4 college classes and high school coursework even during the pandemic.

“I work so hard because I’ve seen how people can struggle. I have seen my parents live from paycheck to paycheck and I knew that I wanted to change that narrative,” she said, according to Milwaukee Area Technical College. “I have tried to surround myself with people who inspire me and that I can inspire.”

Now that she graduated with a practical nursing diploma, Imunique hopes to continue her education to become a registered nurse or a nurse practitioner.