How fly is 8-year-old Jordin Phipps?
The Texas native isn’t even in middle school yet, and already, like, today, she got accepted into the University of North Texas.
Not an easy thing to pull off.
Jordin managed to by reciting the university’s daily mantra, while wearing one of their T-shirts, and having mom record the spiel.
Which is actually quite empowering. It put a pep in my step, anyway.
“I am smart. I am a leader. Failure is not an option for me,” Jordin declares in the video. “Success is only moments away.”
Jordin’s mom, Nichole Smith, a University of Texas alumna, posted the video on Facebook earlier this month.
ABC News reports, University of North Texas school officials got wind of Jordin’s enthusiastic school pledge and wanted to help her.
They contacted me on Wednesday and said they wanted to present her with a scholarship,” Smith, a special education teacher, told ABC News.
Did they ever. Joined by some UNT cheerleaders, an early, early, early admission letter to join the class of 2030, aaanndd a $10,000 scholarship check–usually reserved for high school kids–school’s director of admissions surprised Jordin during her elementary school assembly.
This makes the pre-teen the youngest student ever admitted in the university’s history.
And she already knows her major–school teacher, like her mom.
You better come through young scholar.