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Here's the youngest 'Hoo

By Liz Iracki

Katherine Giltinan
Stephanie Gross
Katherine Giltinan

At 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.

Giltinan 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.

See press release on The Youngest Member of U.Va.'s Graduating Class of 2000


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