15-year-old becomes youngest Sam Houston State University graduate

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According to SHSU, Nehemiah Juniel was just 13 years old when he received his associates degree, and now, at 15, received his bachelor's degree in health sciences.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (KTRK) -- A 15-year-old became the youngest student ever to graduate from Sam Houston State University on Saturday.

Nehemiah Juniel, at just 13 years old, received his Associate of Science degree, and now, at 15, he received his bachelor's degree in health sciences.

According to SHSU's website, Juniel was doing pre-algebra at 5 years old, and has always been eager to learn more.

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"Don't get discouraged if you run into a few issues or if you fail a couple of times. As long as you keep trying, you will eventually reach your goal," Juniel told SHSU.

The university said Juniel will soon start studying for the MCAT to pursue his dream of becoming a cardiologist.