If you ever felt dumb while watching Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?, then you shouldn't read this article.
A 14-year-old boy just graduated from college. Even though he's barely in high school, student Carson Huey-You has already walked on a stage and received his diploma. "Carson Huey-You will graduate this spring with a degree in physics and a double minor in math and Chinese," an Essence article states. He had attended the Texas Christian University for his degree, but he'll also go back to the college for his Master's in the fall of 2017. Intelligence just runs in his family. His 11-year-old brother is following in his footsteps. "Cannan, who is 11, will be graduating from high school this year too. He will be heading to TCU himself in the fall, where he will study astrophysics and engineering," the article continues.
According to the news outlet, Cannan's an aspiring astronaut.
Whatever the boys decide to do, they'll probably excel; they're gifted. However, their mother Claretta Kimp says that her sons are much more than just their wits. "Yes, they're smart. But that's just a small part of who they are," she explains. Even though both Carson and Cannan are child prodigies, they're far from grown. And Kimp will always be their mom.
"When asked about what went into raising such skilled children, Kimp said, 'A lot of love and patience and understanding and commitment,'" the article continues. As one son prepares to learn about physics, another son will be pursuing his dream of being an astronaut. Kimp's extremely proud. After all, few mothers can brag about their young teenagers graduating from college.
Carson and Cannan may not be on Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?, but only because they'll be studying, instead.