The fact that Caleb Anderson, who is just 13 years old, was accepted to the Georgia Institute of Technology has made headlines.
The year before, he was enrolled as a sophomore at Chattahoochee Technical College, which is located in Marietta, Georgia. At that age, most of us were probably somewhere around the sixth grade, but not this genius kid. Even the other students and staff members at his school can’t help but stare at him in astonishment.
And even Caleb cannot believe it. “There have been times when I’ve thought to myself, ‘Man, I’m really in college.’ And this is just amazing, you know?”
It is best for him to become used to the situation.
It would have taken him only two more years to get his degree at Chattahoochee Technical College. Claire and Kobi, the boy’s parents, wanted their child to attend a school that was a good fit for him.
When Caleb was still a kid, he started showing signs that he was very intelligent. At nine months old, while the most of us were still drooling, he already mastered sign language.
He started reading when he was one, and by the time he was two, he had mastered fractions. At the age of three, he was already eligible for Mensa.
Caleb is now in his second year at the college, studying in aerospace engineering. This teenager, who is 13, isn’t like other kids his age who would rather hang out after school and play video games or hang around with their friends than complete their schoolwork.
Caleb denies that he is a very bright kid, despite the fact that everyone can see that he is.
He began his explanation by stating, “Number one, there are a lot of individuals who are smarter than me. And there are a lot of people who work harder than me, so in comparison to them, it’s safe to say that I’m not as brilliant as they are.”
He is gifted, but it does not imply that he has an easy time with it.
“I’m being challenged,” he said. “I suppose I’m average here. Everyone attending this college feels the same way, and the work is really frightening.
Before enrolling, Caleb visited with the president of Georgia Tech, seeing the campus and touring the laboratories. Additionally, the university posted a video showing his first few days at the college.
Caleb felt that his first day of school was “quite fascinating,” as he described it. Before he began really attending courses there, he was unaware to the size of the campus.
“I imagined I would be here when I was 18, 19, but I’m here a lot sooner than I thought I would be,” Caleb said.
Caleb’s education is not cheap.
No Georgia merit-based educational scholarships were available to Caleb. His parents had to find a method to for his tuition since he was too young. Both Claire and Kobi are excellent parents.
Caleb is working on receiving his university master’s degree. After working at SpaceX for a while, he intends to launch his own business. He aspires to serve as an example for children and teenagers.
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