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CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ALREADY EARNS COLLEGE DEGREE

CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ALREADY EARNS COLLEGE DEGREE

High school graduation is just weeks away, and most seniors are counting down the days until summer vacation or picking a partner for the senior dance.

Few are thinking of grad school, unless, of course, you know Spencer La Favor. Spencer is a 17-year-old senior at Independence High School, which is near Old River Road and Panama Lane in southwest Bakersfield. He's also a college graduate from Taft Community College. At 14, LaFavor started getting bored with school because it wasn’t challenging enough. So his mom suggested he take an online college course in psychology. 

"Usually, what I get is, 'I can't believe you did it. I didn't even know you could take college classes at Taft,'" Spencer said. Spencer has taken college classes since he started his freshmen year at Independence, and he admitted it wasn't easy.

Still unable to vote, Spencer attributes his success to his mother. "She's my biggest cheerleader ever," Spencer said. "She's the one that pushed me and said, 'You can do this!'"

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Article by CRIS ORNELAS, Kero 23ABC via AP  | Read full article here