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Young Black Brain Power

Screen-Shot-2014-11-15-at-10.14.44-PM-628x356In 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 are 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, nuclear, 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 online.   It turns out that the software 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 1 and doing pre-algebra by the age of 5, 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 “overwhelming, but exciting and fun.”

In the spirit of family learning and growth, Carson’s mother expects to join him on campus to get 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 important 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.



andrew_koonceAndrew Koonce, 15, is a talented African-American violinist from Atlanta. His list of awards and titles are impressive. As an eighth grader, he ranked first place at the Heritage Music Festival in Florida, winning the Maestro Award for best solo.




Rochelle-BallantyneAt 17, Rochelle Ballantyne is one of the top chess players in the world. This Brooklyn, N.Y., native  is a high school senior now, but her name is still at the top of Intermediate School 318′s list of best players. She is on the verge of becoming the first black American female to earn the title of chess master.




ginger-howard-600x655Ginger Howard from Philadelphia, is an American professional golfer on the Symetra Tour. At 17, she was the youngest African-American to turn professional and win her first debut tournament. She is the first African-American to earn a spot in the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team.




stephen-stafford-600x481While most of his peers slog through seventh grade, Stephen Stafford, 13, earns credits toward his pre-med, computer science and mathematics degrees at Morehouse College in Atlanta. The wide-smiling, fast-talking, classical piano-playing Lithonia, Ga., resident has been labeled a “prodigy” (a term he doesn’t really like).




Jaylen-Bledsoe-600x600Jaylen Bledsoe, 15, of Hazelwood, Mo., is a rare breed of high school sophomore. He started his own tech company, Bledsoe Technologies, which specializes in Web design and other IT services when he was just 13 years old and expanded it into a global enterprise now worth around $3.5 million.




govan-450x254A young man named Marquis Govan is already planning his life in politics — and he’s only 11 years old. “You’re paying attention to the wrong things. You’re paying attention to the looting and things like that, when the real issues aren’t being solved. There’s a reason why those people are out there.”Marquis, who lives in Ferguson, MO, appeared on CBS’s Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley this week to talk about the unrest in his hometown since the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in August.




Anala-Beevers-600Most 4-year-olds don’t know the name of every state on the map, let alone the capitals But most kids that age aren’t like Anala Beevers, a New Orleans-based genius who was recently invited to join MENSA, an international organization for people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardized, supervised IQ or other approved intelligence test.  Beevers – who never leaves home without her map of America, which is said to be her favorite thing – knew the English alphabet at 4 months old, and learned numbers in Spanish by the time she was a 1½. Anala, who aspires to be a nurse when she grows up, is very aware of her gifts. When asked by the reporter if she’s smart, she nodded her head “yes.” When asked, “How smart are you?” she said, “Really smart.”

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