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Indiana Teen Is College Grad, High School Grad, New Teacher – All at Once

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By    |   Thursday, 04 May 2017 12:24 PM

An Indiana teen will soon be a college graduate, a freshly-minted high school graduate, and a brand new teacher at her own school, all within a month or so.

Raven Osborne, 18, has been enrolled in college part-time and is set to graduate May 5 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in early childhood education at Purdue University Northwest, according to USA Today.

The high school senior at the 21st Century Charter School in Gary, Indiana, will then walk across the stage there to receive her diploma on May 22 – the same place where she’s just been hired to teach.

“Yeah, they think I’m lying,” Osborne told CBS News.

When Osborne was just a freshman in high school, she began taking college courses at a local community college.

After receiving an associate’s degree in general studies, Osborne went on to become the first student in the history of her high school to pursue and earn a bachelor’s degree while still enrolled, which would likely take you by surprise if you knew about her “learning disability,” noted the Big Ten Network (BTN).

“When I was younger, I was labeled with a learning disability,” Osborne said, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Raven’s mother, Hazel Osborne, encouraged daughter that she could do anything she put her mind to.

“My mother always told me I could do whatever I wanted to do in life,” she said.

That encouragement – mixed with Osborne’s work ethic – more than paid off.

“She not only is academically gifted, but has demonstrated amazing intellectual maturity in her pursuit of a baccalaureate degree at Purdue Northwest,” Purdue Northwest spokesman Wes Lukoshus told the Northwest Indiana Times.

Osborne was trying to work on top of everything else she had going on.

“At one point, I also tried to work a job,” the soon-to-be 19-year-old said. “I was working a midnight shift at a daycare center. I just had to watch the children while they were sleeping, then feed them breakfast when they woke up. It was a daycare for parents who worked a night shift. It just got to be too stressful, and I had to resign.”

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