18-year-old girl to graduate from college

Morgan Hunter, 18, of Palo Alto will graduate from Santa Clara University this summer.

June 6, 2011 6:51:21 PM PDT
Like many 18 year olds this summer, Morgan Hunter of Palo Alto will graduate from school, but this teenager is a bit different. On Saturday, Morgan will graduate summa cum laude from Santa Clara University.

She began taking college classes as an eighth grader. She majored in classes like Latin and Greek, but also studied French, German, Japanese, Arabic, and Sanskrit. This year, she returned to her middle school to teach Latin. Morgan thinks skipping high school was a good move.

"I don't think I missed out on much. I often say that I think college is actually easier than high school. There isn't all that make work that you have to do in high school and you also don't have to worry so much about getting into a good college. So I've had more free time consistently than anyone I know who is going to high school," said Hunter.

And she isn't stopping there. She will attend graduate school at U.C. Berkeley next fall.