This week, a 13-year-old girl who is hardly a teenager is making headlines after pulling off an incredible achievement. She was admitted to med school.
Alena Analeigh is obviously not your typical 13-year-old girl. She recently received an Early Assurance Program acceptance to the University of Alabama’s Heersink School of Medicine for the 2024 academic year.
Candidates who meet the requirements can enter this program early.
This extraordinary girl does not consider herself to be unique. She told The Washington Post, “I’m still a normal 13-year-old. I just have extremely good time management skills and I’m very disciplined.”
At age 12, Alena completed her high school education. She is currently a junior at both Oakwood University and Arizona State University. She is pursuing two biological sciences bachelor’s degrees at the same time.
Alena claims that her mother, Daphne McQuarter, is responsible for most of her success. She stated on Instagram after learning about her acceptance: “Mama I made it. I couldn’t have done it without you. You gave me every opportunity possible to be successful.”