Top Of His Class!17-Year-Old Graduates From Florida Atlantic University

August 10, 2013  |  


Congratulations James Martin. The 17-year-old has graduated college — with a degree in molecular biology no less — and is preparing for graduate school.

WSVN-TV 7 reports that Martin, who lives in Marimar, Fla., has just received his bachelor’s from Florida Atlantic University (FAU). The teen was the youngest graduate in his class of 1,000 other students; he was also one of the highest ranked with a 3.9 GPA, making him one of the top students of his class, reports News One.

“It’s funny, because I have a really young face, so they all knew this kid doesn’t belong here,” Martin told WSVN. “They end up seeing you almost as a peer because you study like they do, you work like they do and at the same time, you’re interacting.”

Martin started at FAU  at age 14 years old. “In a couple years, hopefully, I’ll be on my way to getting a PhD, and so that would be a tremendous blessing,” Martin said. “In another eight years, I’ll be a professor somewhere.”

Get Martin’s whole story in the segment below. Congratulations to him!;;playerWidth=600;playerHeight=380;isShowIcon=true;clipId=9173851;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News;advertisingZone=;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=false;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=overlayWSVN-TV –

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