There’s a story my dad tells all the time from when I was three years old; I had a best friend who I was talking away to, but he couldn’t yet talk back properly. I started crying because I thought my friend wasn’t speaking to me because he hated me. I also remember being in a first grade class when I was just two—all the other kids were towering over me, they were almost double my height. Those are the earliest memories I have that show me that I was a little bit special from a young age.
In the first three years of a baby’s life, they are forming over 1 million neural connections a second. My mom taught me a lot during those years and what I was able to learn from her and my dad during that time was amazing. At 15 months old, I knew all of the planets and all the countries on the map. At one, I knew what I wanted, I persevered and worked really hard. I read the preamble to the U.S. constitution at two years old and before I was two I was also doing math, including fractions. At 15 months old, I knew all of the planets and all the countries on the map. At one, I knew what I wanted and I persevered and worked really hard. I’m really proud of that.
My parents started an elementary school for gifted kids and it was amazing, but it shut down so I had to transfer to another school. I felt like I wasn’t really being challenged and the other kids would look down on me, which is what prompted me to skip high school and go to college.
I took the tests to enter Chattahoochee Technical College here in Georgia when I was 10. I aced the tests, which was nice. College was a step up and it’s starting to challenge me and I love that. At school, I was always different, but at college, the kids are really mature and know better, and they don’t just see me like a super smart kid, they look at me as a little brother. I really appreciate that. I’m constantly learning things and the time goes really fast. Currently, I’m studying macroeconomics, humanities, calculus one, and U.S. history.
History and science have always been my two favorite subjects. There’s so much about the past that people don’t know about, and science is about our natural world and how everything works. I think it’s pretty interesting to learn about how I live and how people who were alive before me have lived.
I can take college classes and they count