someone should do a documentary on them, follow them around for a few years...that would be so interesting.Amazing. Hopefully they do a folow up and track these kids progress for the next 10 years. Im always interested to see how child prodigies develop as adults
Carson's mother said the first sign that Carson might be gifted came when he was three months old.
She said she brought him with her to an eye appointment and the doctor was impressed with Carson’s ability to focus.
In fact, Carson was reading chapter books at the age of two, before being potty-trained. He started a Kumon math and reading learning program before he was three.
His mother said he could add, subtract, multiply and divide by age three. He was working at an eighth grade level by the age of five.
It was at this time Carson’s mother and father began searching for a school for Carson.
His young age and advanced intellect made finding a school for Carson challenging, she said. He was rejected several times before enrolling at Accommodated Learning Academy in Grapevine, Texas.
ALA principal and teacher Melissa McGowan said the school caters to all students no matter what learning style they prefer. The school has 16 teachers and 55 students, and 30 to 40 percent of the students end up graduating early, McGowan said.
Carson graduated from ALA with a 4.0 GPA. He said his cumulative SAT score was 1770 (critical reading: 580, math: 620, writing: 570).
When asked about Carson in the classroom, McGowan said, “[Carson] was empathetic for others, and was the kind to help others in a humble way.”
McGowan said the high school students adored him.
his blog About Jaylen Bledsoe - Jaylen BledsoeWhile most of his peers are worrying about passing classes, impressing crushes, and lamenting the end of summer, 15-year-old Jaylen Bledsoe is brainstorming ways to grow his multi-million dollar IT company.
Three years ago Bledsoe started a tech company which later became Bledsoe Technologies, LLC, one of the fastest growing youth-led companies in the nation. Since then he’s made his mark as a successful entrepreneur all before he is old enough to drive.
According to KTVI, the St. Louis company is already worth $3.5 million, but Bledsoe has bigger goals. Although he’s just a sophomore in high school, he plans on attending Harvard University to study Business Administration and Computer Science.
Though Bledsoe gives credit to his mentor Scott Schnucks for encouraging him to take risks, he attributes his success to his faith in God. He recently wrote on his blog, “I’d like to thank my Lord and Savior. Without him, I would be nowhere. He’s given me the blessing to have the company and profound success, but to also be a motivation to others.”