Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A College Education Before Puberty?

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Graduating on time—meaning, in four years—and graduating early are two goals that many college students hope to achieve. But there are some people around the world who do even better than that, and it makes me sick.

As the school year came to a close, I celebrated with my friends who graduated at UA this year, getting excited for what was in store when my turn came along. A few friends of mine from high school who collected several Advanced Placement exam credits amazed us by graduating an entire year early.

Now, I have to admit, I do get to graduate early as well, albeit only a semester, but these days there are so many people who spend their college days wishing they could graduate early. Even on time would be a godsend, as they face their super senior status coming up in the fall.

But when I watch on the news that a 10 year-old little girl from Mexico is in college, all I want to do is slit my wrists with disappointment because graduating a semester or even a year early is nothing compared to this little girl who probably hasn’t even had her first period yet.

And to make it worse, this little girl, Dafne Almazán Anaya, has two older siblings who are also super geniuses. Her older brother graduated college at 16 and her older sister is 14 and in college with her. What I want to know is what their parents are feeding them and where can I get some?

Seriously, I thought these types of people only existed in shows like the oh-so-wonderful Smart Guy on the Disney Channel. Except in that show, it was at least more realistic since T.J. Henderson, the 10 year-old genius, was in high school and his older brother Marcus was a normal guy trying to survive high school.

Take a look. The video is in Spanish, but there is an English summary following the video.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/23/dafne-almazn-anaya-10-year-old-goes-to-college_n_1536542.html?ref=education&ir=Education

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