18-year-old Fayetteville State University graduate headed to law school

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Like many 18-year-olds around this time, Brittany Reaves is getting ready for graduation.

"I'm like super, super excited," Reaves said.

But unlike her peers, she's not graduating high school. She's been there, done that and this time?

"A bachelors in history. Graduating Magna Cum Laude," said Reaves.

Brittany Reaves completed 85 credits at the Cumberland International Early College High School over a 4 year period. Then she completed the remaining credits in the one year since she enrolled back in 2018.

Don't call her a genius though.

"I just had great people who gave me great opportunities," said Reaves.

Her mom said the proper term is gifted.

"Brittany has been a learner from day one," said Brittany's mother.

With the help of her mother, she learned to read at age three, mastered Chinese in high school and she's even musically talented.

It gets better though, her journey continues with a Juris Doctor as Brittany starts Law School at North Carolina Central this Fall.

"Going into civil litigation right now just because it's a field that deals with education and consumer protection. Landlord-tenant-those types of cases deal with people and laws have a lot to do with people," said Reaves.

This weekend Reaves will turn the tassel and walk into adulthood.

"Booksmarts I do have but I am 18, I don't know everything," said Reaves.

But the thing she does know is the one thing that will secure her success and that's hard work.
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