An Infant-Prodigy in the Cornell University

An Infant-Prodigy in the Cornell University

An Infant-Prodigy in the Cornell University

His name is Jeremy Shuler. He is a freshman at Cornell University. The particular feature about him is his age. He is said to be the youngest student ever in the university.

Jeremy is just 12 years old, but he is doing well even in comparison with his mates: he is considered one of the most prominent in the University’s student community.

Born into the family of engineers Andy and Harrey Shuler, the boy began to show his unique abilities unprecedentedly yearly. At his three months, he got interested in numbers and letters and when he was 15 months old, he already knew the alphabet. The news was shared among lots of student sources and websites such as DarwinEssay.Net which is one the most popular blog among students.

Jeremy Shuler with his parents Andy and Harrey

The next stages in the wonder child’s development were no less rapid and impressing. At 21 months he could read both in English and Korean, which is the native tongue of his mother Harrey, who postponed her scientific carrier in aerospace engineering in order to home-school her unusual son.

In the meantime, he was very busy exploring things around him and inventing.

When at the age of five Jeremy read “The Lord of the Rings” and “Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics”, the parents reasonably decided not to enroll the inborn miracle in kindergarten. For sure, it made no sense at all.

It was at that moment when Jeremy’s mother started a home schooling for him.

There was a worry about Jeremy’s certain isolation from kids of his age. Naturally, it was a bit difficult for someone engulfed in thinking about complex matters to be social with children running about and screaming on the playground.

Jeremy Shuler with his parents Andy and Harrey

However, when Jeremy entered a math circle and went to a math camp, the worry was evaporated. He felt quite comfortable with older guys discussing with them sophisticated mathematical matters. Moreover, even now his best friends are from math discussing groups. It appeared that Jeremy is quite social a person providing he is in a company of people with similar interests.

At the age of 10, it became clear that the boy approached the limits of what a usual high school could give him.

Then Jeremy took the SAT and a series of subject tests. Despite all doubts, the result were excellent: 99.6 percent in the SAT and somewhere between 750 and 800 in subject tests. Intellectually he was quite fit for a higher educational level. He got a Scholar with Distinction and was accepted in collage with a requirement to stay with his parents. Another requirement was for the parents to sign a permission to allow the child to study in a college. But they did not have any doubts.

Jeremy on campus.

Now Jeremy is 12. Apparently, he is not different from other boys of his age. His favorite pastimes are not extraordinary either: he enjoys fishing, playing computer games and reading science fiction.

However, in computer games, he prefers complex and highly intellectual strategies like Civilization to shooters. And, when not on pastime, he does not attend middle school like most of his peers, but lectures in Cornel University in Ithaca.

So far, Jeremy is quite optimistic about the new and much harder educational load. He says he likes it. The classes are still easy for him, being his preferable classes the theoretic discussions.

He is getting used to the campus environment and his plans of future studies include quite a wide range of subjects from physics and mathematics to linguistics. Daring perspectives for a 12 year old boy! But aiming high won’t hurt!