An aspiring NASA scientist, this12-year-old prodigy is heading off to college
[Mar. 14, 2021: Josh Shavit]
A 12-year-old prodigy has just graduated from high school and already has big plans after graduating from college.
Alena Wicker is set to attend Arizona State University, where she plans to double major in astronomical and planetary science and chemistry. She aspires to work as a NASA scientist someday.
"I always liked, dreamed of being an engineer, because throughout my life I liked building,".
Her mom said her passion for building started at a very young age.
"At 4 years old, she said, 'I'm going to work at NASA and I'm going to go up there.' She would point to the stars," Daphne McQuarter said.
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