Tales of the non-traditional

Ty Hobson-Powell can barely drive himself to law school.  Not all non-traditional students are older. From The News & Observer.

Motivated 16-year-old enters NCCU law school
One look at Ty Hobson-Powell and you may think that he is an average teenager.

He likes to play basketball and video games; he even occasionally wastes time on Facebook and Twitter.

But Ty isn't the average 16-year-old.

He began classes at N.C. Central University Law School in August after he became the youngest person to graduate from the University of Baltimore at age 15, finishing a four-year degree in two.

The average age of a day-time student at NCCU is 24 years old, according to Linda Sims, associate dean for student services at NCCU school of law.

"I wouldn't say that I always knew that I wanted to get finished early," Ty said. "I can say that from a young age I was driven."

When he was 3 years old, he learned how to read, write and speak Chinese.


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