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14-year-old German-Iranian wonderkid to study medicine

Berlin, July 13, IRNA - A 14 year-old German-Iranian wonderkid made press headlines on Thursday after scoring the perfect grade on her high school diploma.

Minu Dietlinde Tizabi

Minu Dietlinde Tizabi managed to earn the magic grade 1 on her German 'Abitur' (diploma) in her high school in the southern city of Pforzheim, making her the youngest high school graduate in the history of Germany.

"I don't find that I am something special or that I am especially smart," said Minu who hopes to study medicine at Germany's prestigious University of Heidelberg.

Minu whose father Jamshid Tizabi is an electronics engineer, was able to read books at the early age of three.

When she became school age, Minu was right away promoted into the third grade and later on skipped several higher grades.

According to Minu, she never experienced any jealousy or rejection by her classmates because of her extraordinary intelligence.

Asked about her future plans, Minu said, "I want to study medicine to be able to work later in research and teaching. Medical research can save lives which is especially important." Minu whose mother died when she was a one-month-old baby, will be accompanied by her father wherever she decides to study.

"She is no wonderkid, she is rather normal," stressed Minu's father whose daughter has taken part in the biology olympics and has also written English-language stories.

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