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12-year-old girl enters New Zealand’s top university

In 2020, Alisa’s older sister Vicky Ngo Ngoc was admitted to AUT at the age of 13 and was the youngest student of the school at that time. Before that, Vicky made a “double” when he finished junior high school, completed the 12th grade program and took the university entrance exam in just 1 year. She graduated with 2 majors in Applied Mathematics and Economics at AUT and is pursuing a PhD in data science.

“Alisa is our youngest student ever. Her academic achievements, maturity and intelligence impressed us.” AUT spokesman Alison Sykora said.

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Before that, she attended St Thomas’ School in 2018, completed high school in 10 months and quickly enrolled at Selwyn College last year.

Like her older sister, Alisa enrolled in AUT. Although she was not accepted into Law, she won AUT’s Bachelor of Communication Studies with a dual major in digital branding and creative branding at a middle school age. She said that , being accepted to study communication can be “an inexhaustible blessing” because my dream is to become a journalist.

In addition, Alisa also received the Office College entrance of Stanford University interviewed as a potential candidate.

AUT said they have arranged for Alisa the same privileges as her sister. This includes special security arrangements, an ambassador accompanying her to classes during the first semester, and regular meetings with support staff.

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Despite her high intelligence, Alisa is still a carefree, innocent 12-year-old child. Alisa said she enjoys playing football, swimming and art. “I like to draw comics and design fashion when I’m alone, but with friends, I like playing sports or playing games. I’m just like all of my friends.” – Alisa said.

Alisa’s mother said that Alisa was “very smart” from an early age, starting to read to herself at the age of 2 and already thinking about solving world problems.

“Alisa is also very good at languages, and I am very impressed with how Alisa was able to become fluent in English in a few short years” – said Alisa’s mother.

With her mother’s guidance, Alisa is running online programs and giving advice to other Vietnamese children, and recently joined as a speaker to support orphaned Vietnamese children. Orphaned parents because of COVID-19.

Alisa has also actively invested in the NZ stock market for the past 3 years.

In the future, Alisa plans to earn a law degree after completing her degree in communications. “I want to pursue a career in media and my dream is to become a journalist”, Alisa said.

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