In this day and age, 11-year-olds don’t usually go to college. But it’s those who break the rules that get the most recognition.
Carson Huey-You is amazing and brilliant. The young prodigy was accepted to Texas Christian University at the age of 10, where he chose to study the difficult field of Quantum Physics. In case you’ve never heard of Quantum Physics, it is defined as: The study of the behavior of matter and energy at the molecular, atomic, nu-clear, and even smaller microscopic levels.
The young student speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently, and got 1770 on his SAT. He is also a very good piano player, among other things. He was so young that he wasn’t able to actually apply to the school on-line. It turns out that the soft-ware would not allow applicants to state that they were born in the year 2002.
The child is expected to be a college graduate by the age of 16, which would make him a year younger than the youngest graduate the school has ever had.
“I’m taking calculus, physics, history and religion. Those are my four classes,” Huey-You told CBS DFW.
This is not the first time that young Carson showed such promise. He was reading by the age of one and doing pre-algebra by the age of five, according to his parents.
“He’s definitely very talented and also he’s very serious about his work and he really enjoys it. And that’s the best that a professor can hope for his students, right?” Associate math professor Qao Zhang said to CBS DFW.
Carson says that his first week of college was “over-whelming, but exciting and fun.”
In the spirit of family learning and growth, Carson’s mother expects to join him on campus to get an education of her own. Claretta Huey-You says that she herself is planning on going back to school to study nursing. Additionally, his brother is expected to finish high school by the age of 13.
This is what greatness looks like. Genetics are important in the quest to create outstanding children, but environment matters just as much or even more. In an environment where genius is nurtured and developed, children can go on to do great things. If the opposite is true, it may stifle the child’s development.
There is rarely any investment greater and more import-ant than your children. The investment isn’t only financial; it’s also an investment of time and love. In fact, loving your child, spending time with them and constructing a vision for their future is like aiming an airplane that will soon operate on autopilot. If you program the targeting mechanism early in the process, it will continue flying in that direction; long after you’ve left the situation. This is how children tend to operate.
Aim your children for the top, and that is what they will give you. You are the captain of their destiny.