NJ teen earns college degree before graduating high school

New Jersey
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J.— A New Jersey teen is skipping the usual academic order and earning a college degree before he’s even graduated high school.

Kwinton Adams, 17, is set to earn his associates degree from Warren Community College on Saturday. He graduates from high school on June 13.

“I like studying,” Adams said.

Adams pulls six-hour study sessions each day to conquer both his high school assignments and college class homework. He earned six Advanced Placement credits toward his degree and took online courses in order to complete his fast track of studies.

“I just schedule and plan when I’m going to do homework,” he said.

Adams also credits his mom for the inspiration to tackle both at once. She gave him his motivation.

“You have to try twice as hard and you should not be afraid to, like, take the next step,” he said.

Adams will attend Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania next fall. He plans to study biology and attend medical school. He wants to be a physician or neurosurgeon.

He offered this tip to other teens: “Don’t doubt yourself.”

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Jersey Videos

CDC on high alert as more countries detect omicron variant

Rising concerns over omicron variant; Hoboken mayor asks residents to remain vigilant

NJ preps for omicron arrival

Newark launches 'Workforce On Wheels' mobile unit to brings jobs, employers directly to struggling neighborhoods

Cyber Monday: Amazon fulfillment center in NJ prepares orders for customers

US travel ban takes effect as omicron variant spreads

More New Jersey

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Follow us on Facebook

Don't Miss