Urban Education: This Brilliant Black Texas 11-Year-Old Girl Just Completed Her First Day Of High School – Inspired By Her Role Model mathematician Katherine Johnson

Current News Headlines: Texas 11-Year-Old Girl Just Completed Her First Day Of High School

That 11-year-old Dionn Megginson is charting a path full of excellence and Black Girl Magic is evident for all to see. The Texas native just completed her first day of 9th grade. She is a member of her high school’s inaugural class at the Early College Academy where she’s taking honors Biology, English, Spanish, AP Human Geography, Dance and Culinary Arts.

Texas 11-Year-Old Girl Just Completed Her First Day Of High School

After successful completing her first day of school, Dionn is looking at the year ahead with excitement. She told Because of Them We Can, “I’m looking forward to going deeper into my classes.”

According to Dionn’s parents, her thirst for knowledge was evident at a young age.

“We realized Dionn was unique at a very early age, before she could walk. Teachers at her daycare would always tell us that Dionn was very smart and that she knew a lot for her age. It was suggested by them that we have her tested when she got into elementary school,” Dionn’s mother, Sharon Megginson revealed.

Megginson and her husband, David, did just that. Dionn was tested and within three weeks of Kindergarten she was promoted to first grade through credit by exam (CBE). From grades 1 through 4 she excelled in all of her studies, receiving The Principal’s Award each year, the highest student recognition at her elementary school. Once Dionn finished fourth grade, she took another exam that allowed her to skip the fifth grade and enter six grade at just 9-years-old.

Dionn’s current goal is to graduate from high school at 14-years-old and go on to attend Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. There she’ll pursue her dream of becoming a mathematician, like her role model, Katherine Johnson.

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