Carson Huey-You is a perfect example, showing anything can be achieved with persistence and hard work. Saturday morning, 14-year-old Carson walked across the stage to receive his degree from Texas Christian University.
Carson Huey-You is the youngest person ever to graduate with a bachelor's degree from TCU. He started as a Freshman at TCU at the age of 11.
Huey-You graduated with a Physics degree, with minors in both Math and Chinese.
When Huey-You was asked what his favorite thing about college is, he replied, “Getting to learn new things about things you never thought about, things that you never knew existed, things that you might not even think about thinking about.”
Carson gives advice to other 14-year-olds: “Try to stay focused on what you are doing,” Huey-You said. “Even if it seems really, really challenging and hard to get through, stay with it.”
When he first enrolled in college, he expected his courses to be easy. He commented later that his perspective changed as the years went on. He said the hardest classes he took were American Environmental History, General Chemistry II and Classical Mechanics.
Carson said he notices that he has changed and matured during the past few years with the situation he has been in.
“When I used to get bad test scores or something like that, I would go home and be disappointed and think about, ‘Oh, I should have known this, I should have done way better,’ ” he said. “Now I know better how to deal with that disappointment, knowing that I will bounce back.”
Huey-You plans to continue his education and work towards a Masters in Quantum Mechanics and he also wants to get his Doctorate, teach, and then test some of his ideas and findings.
"Quantum Mechanics deals with very, very small-scale things,” Huey-You said. “Even, a lot of the times, past microscopic level so you get electrons, protons, neutrons — even smaller than that going into quarks. Smartphones, computers, electronics — all of that stuff runs on quantum mechanics,” he explained. “If you want smaller technology that fits into smaller spaces, then that’s really where to look.”
Carson said he has adjusted well to being on a college campus at such a young age, but he also wants people to know he is a normal 14-year-old boy.
"People have called me a genius — or worse a celebrity,” he said, adding: “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. I'm a normal dude.”
Huey-you said he likes to read "Lord of the Rings" and "Chronicles of Narnia, play Chess and Checkers, and he has been a fan of Minecraft for a while as well. He enjoys playing with his dog and his younger brother Cannan.
These brothers are so close, that their mom Claretta Kimp said they chose to share the same room.
Cannan is also under the spotlight as he is graduating from The Accommodated Learning Academy on Friday, with plans to take classes at TCU in the fall as well. His plans are to double-major in Engineering and in Physics and Astronomy.
Kimp said her hopes for Huey-You are that he grows up and becomes a selfless person who helps take care of the world and gives something back to society.
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