Canal Winchester teen to be youngest Columbus State graduate of 2017

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Fifteen-year-old Danya Hamad has always had big dreams.

"I was always like oh I'm going to be an actress, I'm going to be a fashion designer, I'm going to be an artist," said Hamad.

However, with the more she learned, the bigger her dreams became.

"I think the title of being the youngest attorney in America is something," said Hamad.

Hamad isn't your typical high school sophomore.

"I typically have homework every single day and I have a class every single day, even on Saturdays.. like a three-hour class," she said.

Hamad is a student at Reynoldsburg High School but, also spent the last two summers taking classes at Columbus State's Regional Learning Center right next to her school.

"I'm reading textbooks no matter what I'm doing. I just love to learn," said Hamad. "All the college classes that I take here at Columbus State count as dual credit for high school. And, so I knocked a bunch of my high school credits out while taking Columbus State classes so

I'm able to graduate early.

Hamad will graduate two years early. She already has 62 college credits under her belt.

"I figure the sooner I can get my schooling done, then I can become a lawyer and help people. Like that's a really big goal of mine to change the world," she said.

In May, Hamad will graduate with a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts Degree from Columbus State.

Hamad has already been accepted to Capital University's 3+3 Progam, an accelerated Bachelor's and Law Degree program where students can gain both degrees in 6 years.

Since Hamad already has quite a bit of college credit, she will enter the University as a junior.

"I started to appreciate school work more when I realized how much it will pay off in the future," she said.Hamad spends most of her time reading. She says she's able to fully concentrate on academics because she does not have any social media pages -- no Facebook, no Instagram, no SnapChat.

Hamad spends most of her time reading. She says she's able to fully concentrate on academics because she does not have any social media pages -- no Facebook, no Instagram, no SnapChat.