While most 14-year-old students are about to enter high school, Carson Huey-You is ready to graduate from Texas Christian University with a physics degree.
Carson, who also completed a double minor in math and Chinese, enrolled in the school as a freshman at the age of 11 and is set to graduate Saturday.
His mother said he has been interested in math since he was 3 years old and that she realized her son had an eighth-grade comprehension of the subject when he was just a toddler. He went on to skip several grades and graduated high school at the age of 10.
“It didn’t come easily. It really didn’t,” Carson says in an interview with NBCDFW. “I knew I wanted to do physics when I was in high school, but then quantum physics was the one that stood out to me, because it was abstract. You can’t actually see what’s going on, so you have to sort of rely on the mathematics to work everything out.”
His younger brother Cannan is also a very impressive student. At just 11 years old, Cannan, who wants to be an astronaut, will start classes at TCU this fall at the same age Carson began. He plans to major in astrophysics and engineering.
Earlier this month, 18-year-old Raven Osbourne also grabbed headlines for her academic excellence. The teen is set to graduate both high school and college in Indiana within a few weeks of each other.
Congrats to them all!