As you watch the graduation festivities at Texas Christian University this year, you might find a teen mingling among the newly-minted graduates.
Student Carson Huey-You, 14, will graduate this spring with a degree in physics and a double minor in math and Chinese. Yes, while most of his peers have just survived the first year of high school, Huey-You is now a physics graduate.
“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,” he told NBC 5 Dallas/Fort Worth. “You can't actually see what's going on so you have to sort of rely on the mathematics to work everything out.”
And what's next for TCU’s youngest graduate ever? He will return to TCU for his Masters degree in Physics this fall.
But Carson is not the only prodigy in the Huey-You household. His younger brother Cannan, who is 11, will be graduating from high school this year too. He will be heading to TCU himself in the fall, where he will study astrophysics and engineering. He want to be an astronaut.
“Yes, they’re smart,” their mother Claretta Kimp told The Washington Post, “but that’s just a small part of who they are.”
When asked about what went into raising such skilled children, Kimp said, “A lot of love and patience and understanding and commitment.”
Congrats to the new graduates!