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14-year-old Hillsborough County student graduates college, hopes to finish med school by age 20

Posted: 5:37 PM, May 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-04 21:37:55Z

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A 14-year-old Hillsborough County student walked across the stage at the Florida State Fair Grounds on Friday and received his college diploma.

Saefallah Mohamed was the youngest person to graduate from Hillsborough Community College. The dual enrollment student from Howard Blake High earned an associates degree in public health.

"The goal isn’t really to accelerate, the goal is to keep myself challenged," Mohamed said.

The degree is just one more accomplishment on Mohamed's already long resume. He made Eagle Scout by 12-years-old, took 3rd Place and was a National Finalist in Debate, took 3rd Place and was a National Finalist in Improv at the Muslim Inter-Scholastic Tournament, is the Founder and President of the Rampello Robotics team, is a percussionist in the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra and has been a member of the Symphonic Band at the University of South Florida for two years.

"This isn’t the end it’s just the beginning," he said.

Mohamed plans on becoming a doctor and hopes to graduate from medical school by age 20 — maybe 22.