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Monday, June 5, 2023

14-Year-Old Girl From Texas Makes History, Graduates High School

Oforitsenere Bodunrin

Nationwide — Oforitsenere Bodunrin, an African American student who is from Arlington, Texas, has graduated high school at the young age of just 14. She follows in the footsteps of her older sister who also earned her high school diploma when she was just 14 years old.

Oforitsenere, who graduated from Martin High School in Arlington, has always strived for excellence. Aside from her academic achievements, she also holds a second-degree black belt and serves as the editor of her school paper.

“Whenever people ask me, ‘So how is this? Is this so strange for you?’ Like not really,” she told Live 5 News.

Her mother Bawo Bodunrin recognized her advanced and exceptional abilities from a young age. By the time she was 2 years old, she was already reading, and by the age of 4, she had learned multiplication.

“It was some traits that we saw that were really different. The way she works. Normally you would say the sky is the limit. For her, the sky is the beginning,” her mother said.

After finishing high school, Oforitsenere plans to attend the University of Texas-Arlington in the fall to pursue studies in computer science and aviation. She dreams of working internationally with her degree.

She credits her family for their unwavering support and motivation, especially her older sister who also graduated from high school at the same young age that served as a role model for her.

“My family has encouraged me. I may not be the best at first, but I can definitely try,” she said.