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Florida Teen Becomes Youngest to Pass U.K. Bar

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Gabrielle Turnquest

Eighteen-year-old Gabrielle Turnquest has made history becoming the youngest to pass the Bar exam at England’s University of Law.

The Windermere, Florida native took the exam alongside her 22-year-old sister Kandi, who also passed, qualifying the two sisters to practice law in the U.K. 

“I am honored to be the youngest person to pass the Bar exams but, really, I was not aware at the time what the average age was,” she told The Telegraph.

According to The University of Law records, the average age of a graduating lawyer is 27 years old--Turnquest completed the program 11 years below the average age. Quite impressive for the teen who plans on returning to the U.S. where she will attempt yet another bar exam to qualify practicing law in her home state.

“I didn’t fully realize the impact of it,” she says seemingly unaffected by the fact that she has just made history.

This may be just a natural progression for the youngster who graduated from the University of Virginia at 16 with a degree in psychology.

“Studying at the University of Law has broadened my horizons and introduced me to a global legal system that will help me in my future career in the international fashion industry” the teen said in a press release.

This fall, Turnquest will be back in the classroom, but this time as a student at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising studying Apparel Industry Management.

We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this talented young woman.

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