15-year-old breaks record, graduates from SPC

15-year-old breaks record, graduates from SPC

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

For most 15-year-olds, the next big step in their life is passing a drivers test. For Victoria Wright, it was figuring out what was next after graduating from South Plains College Friday. 

"I like cheering, I like going to hang out friends, I like coffee shops a lot," Wright said. "I like doing the normal things honestly."

Wright is not just any normal teen. At just 15, she is receiving an Associates of Arts degree. 

"I decided that I was going to beat the record," Wright said. 

Two years before, she was attending Sudan High School. 

"I fell off a ladder, I fell nine feet and hit my head on the wall behind me and got a concussion," Wright said.

Her injury caused her to miss nearly nine months of school. Wright said at that point homeschooling was the best option, allowing her to take dual credit classes. 

"I finished high school early and I finished that last year, 2017 when I was 14-years-old and then I went to Tech and it just wasn't for me," Wright said. "I completely changed my own direction."

Following her parents footsteps, Wright enrolled at SPC. 

"This is the place where I really found out what I wanted to do and who I really wanted to become and what God wanted for my path," Wright said.

With her faith, support from her family, and the art department, Wright accomplished her goals.

"They let me shine, even though I am 15 and sometimes, I might not know where my place is, they've always let me have a place here," Wright said. 

She will be attending Wayland Baptist University in the fall, majoring in two dimensional art with a minor in religion. 

"I want to go into the ministry field," Wright said. "I want to speak at women and youth conferences, and just tell people about my story." 

Wright said she is not in a rush to receive her bachelors, but hopes to graduate by 19. 

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