16-year-old AMHS student accepted to MUSC

Kira Adkins (Provided)

A 16-year-old at Academic Magnet has fall plans that are much different than most teens her age.

Kira Adkins will finish her senior year at AMHS and begin graduate school in the fall of 2018 at MUSC.

Her goal is to become a doctor in as few years as possible by completing MUSC’s Doctorate of Pharmacy program.

It’s an achievement not many her age can speak about, and her mother, Sherlonda Adkins said it’s been years in the making.

“God gave her the vision and strength to go beyond the norm, she did an outstanding job of working hard to get ahead while maintaining BALANCE and it paid off. We are BEYOND proud!” Sherlonda said in a post on Facebook that's received hundreds of responses.

Check back with ABC News 4 as we continue to develop this story.

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