16-Year-Old Christian Teen Graduates High School, College in Same Week

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16-Year-Old Christian Teen Graduates High School, College in Same Week

By Heather Clark | Christiannews.net

Bush-300x167HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A sixteen-year-old Christian Florida teen is making headlines after she graduated high school and college in the same week.

Grace Bush of Hollywood recently received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a 3.8 GPA, one week before she graduated from high school. She now plans to pursue her master’s degree and work toward enrolling in law school.

Bush was homeschooled until age 13, when she began taking classes at Broward College.

“I wasn’t exposed to things most kids are exposed to—drugs in school, fights,” she told reporters. “Being homeschooled helped keep me on the straight and narrow.”

Her parents, Gisla and Bobby Bush, stated that they discussed schooling years ago as Gisla worried how the couple could afford to send their children—now nine of them—to college.

“I said, ‘What happens if they don’t get scholarships? What are we going to do?’” she stated. “He said, ‘God blessed us with these children, and He will provide.’”

The Bush’s soon discovered that Florida Atlantic University High School (FAU) in Boca Raton offers dual enrollment programs for high-performing students, so that they might earn college credit at Florida Atlantic University while attending high school. Most students obtain three years credit, but because Bush already had a head start at Broward, she was able to complete her high school and college studies simultaneously.

Bush is following in the footsteps of her older sisters Gisla and Gabrielle, who likewise enrolled in the FAU program.

“My two older sisters are doing it and I’m the third to do it,” she told CBS. “My oldest sister already graduated and my second oldest sister is graduating in the summer.”

Her other siblings are being homeschooled.

Bush’s mother, Gisla, says that Grace has always been a fast learner.

“She was very accelerated,” Gisla told the Sun-Sentinel of Grace’s early childhood. “She started reading at two and she could perform as well as her older sister who was three years her senior.”

During her high school years, Bush also engaged in extra-curricular activities, such as playing the flute for the Miami Music Project orchestra and the South Florida Youth Symphony. But she said she never attended any school events, such as dances or sporting events.

“I missed out on being a kid, goofing off and wasting time,” Bush stated.

Bush’s parents have not paid a penny in tuition fees to date, saving tens of thousands of dollars in education expenses.

6 Comments on “16-Year-Old Christian Teen Graduates High School, College in Same Week”

  1. Debbie

    God bless this family. They have the courage to do what THEY know to be right, in spite of going against the current. I homeschooled our 3 children during the 80’s into the 90’s. It was not a popular thing to do then. There are so many helpful groups now, to guide you if this is what your family feels led to do.

  2. Aaryn

    Hallelujah! Amen! I applaud stories like this. Too bad all children couldn’t do this and have parents who actually care about their children and their education. Unlike the delusional, mindless educational institution they have set in place now to brainwash them. I pray each day for our children and for the blood of Jesus to cover them from all of the demonic influences surrounding them.

  3. Niya

    I’m so glad that yall finally posted this story. This beautiful young lady is the child of my friend and mentor Gisla Bush. I know first hand the persecution this family has faced for following after the will of God by raising and homeschooling a large family. Gisla has counseled me, also a homeschool mother of a big family, to stay fixed on God’s will and trust him to provide all that we need. A week after their story hit major media, she emailed me that Grace was offered a full scholarship by FAU for her Master’s Degree without even applying! To God be the glory. So thank you EX Times for posting this story. I don’t think the world quite understands that Jesus Christ is the source and reason that the Bush family excels.

  4. Lindsay Prinsloo

    Although I think that home schooling is better for children it worries me that we leading children into careers at young ages, especially jobs that require you to be self driven and ambitous even if it means stepping all over people. My question is, “Where will creation rolls fit in if children are entering the job market so young and is this good for them”.

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