*Now before we go any further I know you’re wondering, “what does she mean the youngest to graduate college “in Texas?” All I can advise is read on. Carson Huey-You, a 14-year-old Chinese and Math major at Texas Christian University, stands among 2,000 others adorned in blue graduation regalia. And while he is beams…
…his mother weeps.
Her tears are no doubt tears of pride and joy, and as Mother’s Day approaches, surely there could be no greater gift than this.
Claretta Kimp, Carson’s mom and the mother of his younger brother, Cannan (also a prodigy) is grateful that she was able to be a stay-at-home mom. She attributes his achievement to her availability as well as the support of faculty and others in the schools’ community.
But in answer to the elephant in the room. Young Huey-You has definitely made history, but he is not the youngest college graduate. As of 2014, Michael Kearney, a comedian, still holds that title.
At the ripe age of 10 Kearney graduated from the University of South Alabama (he’d already received an undergraduate degree from Santa Rosa Junior College at age 8).
Huey-You talks to the Star-telegram about being seen as a ‘genius’ and ‘celebrity’. “It is just something I have learned to deal with because, to me I am not a genius. I am a normal 14-year-old person doing college-level stuff.”
Carson entered Texas Christian University at just 11 years old. He also graduated as the co-valedictorian at his high school.
The young student plans to further his education by going after his Masters and Doctorate degrees in the area of Quantum Mechanics.
See more awesome photos of his graduation ceremony at The Buddy.