A 5th grade student from Anhui Province has shown up her classmates, and quite a few high-school hopefuls, by being accepted to college before she had even got round to graduating from primary school.
According to NetEase, while her elders at high school were toiling away at the Gaokao, the 12-year-old Huang Sihan took an independent entrance exam for Anhui Professional College of Art after several years spent studying Hui Opera.
Huang started her Hui Opera journey four years ago, soon emerging as a talented student. Before the 2016 Gaokao season began, Huang was encouraged by her teacher to sit the entrance exam for Anhui Professional College of Art.
Huang got a free admission to the five-year opera performance program at the college after ending up with a grade among the top 10 those applying. She has since become somewhat of a celebrity at her school.
Huang’s primary school has been dedicated to developing talented children and promoting traditional culture. She will go on to be one of the very first graduates to enter onto the program offered by Anhui Professional College of Art.
By Sophie Wang
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