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Young College Graduate

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A 15-year-old is set to become the youngest student ever to get a bachelor's degree from Ohio State.

Arie Hadipriono Tan (AH-ree HA-DEE-Pree-Ono Tan) of Hilliard will graduate on Sunday with honors in molecular genetics.

His parents say he's been reading since the age of two and taking classes at the university since he was 12.

Tan hopes to get his braces off this summer. He'll continue at O-S-U, studying either biological sciences or biochemistry at the graduate level.

Tan's father, Fabian, is a civil-engineering professor at Ohio State. He says he has another son -- 13-year-old Adrian -- who started at Ohio State this spring.

Adrian expects to finish a science degree in three years -- just like his brother.


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