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By Liz Iracki
17, Katherine Ann Giltinan of Faber, in Nelson County, is the
youngest graduate. She receives her B.A. in English,
maintaining a GPA of approximately 3.8. Giltinan, whose father
and grandfather also went to U.Va., entered the University at
age 16, already in her third year of college. She studied the
first two years at Piedmont Virginia Community College, receiving
her associate's degree at 15, with a 4.0 average.
was taught to read early and, suffering from asthma and other
illnesses, was taught at home until the eighth grade. She has
always loved reading and writing, she said, and took classes in
London last summer with U.Va. English professors. After graduation,
she plans to work with a publishing company in Charlottesville.
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Youngest Member of U.Va.'s Graduating Class of 2000