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Haneen Yousef is used for skipping grades. Now she is going to take the leap towards higher education.

The 13-year-old from Vaudreuil-Dorian, Ky., a Montreal suburb, wrapped grades 9 through 11 online in less than a year. This fall, she will begin her bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Concordia University.

“I’ve always been very advanced [emotionally]So I’ve always found myself doing better with the more adult crowd,” Hanin said. “I’m really excited for that environment and for studying.”

She chose Concordia, which was fueled by its academic and professional writing programs. Her two older siblings and her mother, Doa Abu Sharbeen, are currently studying there which has made her choice easier, she said.

Fascinated by the idea of ​​not belonging to older classmates or being legally unable to attend certain orientation weeks, Hanin says she would “fit right in.”

“I know there are limits since I’m still young, but I don’t think they’ll really make much of an impact on me,” she said. “I’m there more for studying and making friends, more than those things. [can’t attend],

A teenage girl holds her high school diploma.
Hanin completed grades 9, 10 and 11 in less than a year through Blyth Academy Online, an online private high school. (Kwabena Oduro/CBC)

Concordia’s English department is already looking for ways to integrate Hannin into campus life, said Vanina Mestrasi, a spokeswoman for the university, who commented with permission from Abu Sharbin.

In an email, Maestrasi said that Concordia would seek consulting support for Hanin. and make sure “given” [her] age, that he is informed about the course material in advance so that he can make an informed decision.”

“We look forward to welcoming Hanin to the Concordia community and helping her succeed in her studies,” Maestrasi wrote.

‘Everything early’

As a child, Hanin flew through school, entering grade 7 at the age of 10, when the family lived in Ohio. But the first moments of his life were punishing.

Abu Sharbin, who gave birth to her prematurely, told that the umbilical cord was wrapped around Hanin’s neck three times.

“He finished it, so I immediately thought he was a fighter,” said his mother, who is studying finance at Concordia. “She loves life and she loves doing things and she wants to experience everything at once. And she’s very quick at everything.”

Mother and daughter hug while posing for a photo.
Doa Abu Sharbeen says her daughter has been a ‘fighter’ from the day she was born. (Kwabena Oduro/CBC)

Hanin’s Grade 1 teachers suggested that she get her IQ tested, but her mother waited until Hanin was nine because she wanted her daughter to “live a normal life” and not. Make her feel different.” Hanin has since been a part of Mensa (a non-profit organization for people who score in the 98th percentile on a standard IQ test).

“She is always educating herself, learning new hobbies, devoting her time to something that she feels will enhance her life and her enjoyment and brain power,” said Abu Sharbin. “I’m his mother… but I still learn from him.”


Hanin developed an interest in writing stories after giving her the science fiction stories written by her sister Zainah Yousef. Now, Kishore is writing a book.

Hanin said, “I loved the way he wrote, and … I was inspired by the love I had for English.”

A teenage girl holds one of her favorite Xbox 360 video games.
Hanin’s favorite video games include Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed and Need for Speed ​​Heat. (Kwabena Oduro/CBC)

In addition to reading aloud and expanding her graphic design service, Lollipop Design Corner, Hanin won’t miss the chance to play her new favorite video game, lostduring his summer vacation.

“I love cats, and I got [the game] Recently” she said. “I can’t have a cat because of allergies, so it’s the closest thing I’ve got.”

Come on down, Hanin says she wants to see fellow students “advocating for themselves and believing in themselves,” even when that might seem awkward.

“I think I’m going to be ready and fine in the midst of all that,” she said. “It’s going to be a good environment.”

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