Student to graduate at 16, hopes to become veterinarian

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Submitted: Sat, 05/04/2013 - 1:55am
Updated: Sat, 05/04/2013 - 4:13am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington teen is not your average student. Anthony Gregory, 16, is graduating this year from Isaac Bear Early College. The exceptional student has enough high school credits to get his diploma.

While volunteering with Needham Animal Hospital in Wilmington, Gregory is also working on his senior project about pet health and exercise. He says he hopes to become a veterinarian and he’s learned a lot from doing his senior project.

“Don’t feed your dogs avocados, onions, garlic, grapes, raisins, tomatoes and chocolate of course because those can be harmful to your dogs,” Gregory said.

Gregory plans to attend Miller-Motte College during his first year and then will apply to continue his studies at NC State.

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4 Comments on "Student to graduate at 16, hopes to become veterinarian"

2015 years 8 months ago

Really, Miller Motte? Why not the community college or UNCW?

2015 years 8 months ago

Not sure if the credits will transfer to NCSU, but I guess it could be a way to get started on the vet path while growing up another year before going away to college.

2015 years 8 months ago

I’m confused by his choice of Miller Motte.
He graduates from Isaac bear with 60 college credits already – enough to get him into his junior year at UNCW or any other state school:

“In the first two years of the program, students complete their required high school courses to prepare them to take courses at the university. In the final two years of the program, students will take courses at UNCW with the support of the staff at Isaac Bear Early College High School. Successful students will graduate from this program with a high school diploma and up to 60 college credits.”
About the only thing I can think of is he’s leaving IB early, otherwise he’s got enough credits to get into NC State as a Junior now.
He may be trying to get a Vet Techs license so he can work during his final years in College to defray costs – in which case this kid deserves praise and accolades!!!!


2015 years 8 months ago

He might find that other colleges don’t honor credits earned at Miller-Motte.