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CSU student celebrates Sweet 16 birthday

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When Amber Williams arrived on campus for class this morning, she had no idea she would become the center of attention. By the end of her day, she had been interviewed by TV and newspaper reporters.

Amber, a junior, is on the Dean’s List and is majoring in psychology and minoring in French and considering adding another minor. And she turned 16 today – halfway through her junior year.

Psi Chi, the psychology honor society, surprised Amber with a Sweet 16 cake and cards, and university president, Jairy Hunter, arrived with balloons and birthday wishes. Amber started first grade at 4 and skipped several grades, so she is used to being around people who are older.

Surprisingly, most of her classmates have no idea she is younger, which seemed more unusual back when she started college at 13.

“I like doing well and knowing I do well. I feel successful when I get good grades,” said Amber.

“I like knowing how the human mind works and learning what can go wrong with it,” she said. About her own mind, she said, “It’s made me wonder why I’m so ahead and why I learn faster and earlier than others.”

Her mother, Tatia Williams, is a 2001 CSU education alum and shares the same birthday as her daughter. 

 


 

 

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