Doting mother Claretta Kimp is like most mothers; she is very proud of her two children. Carson Huey-You, 14 and Cannan Huey-You, 11 would at first glance seem like typical children. They enjoy playing with their Star Wars-inspired lightsabers, their puppy Klaus, and like most siblings generally enjoy each other’s company. But what makes them unique than most their ages is that they are both child prodigies. Cannon has graduated from high school, while Carson has graduated from Texas Christian University (TCU)!
Kimp knew Carson was a genius when he was breezing through calculus at age three and learning on an eighth grade level by the time he was five. By then she knew that her home schooling was limited, and that he needed to enroll in a high school that would be able to adjust to his needs as a young child prodigy. When it was time to choose a college, Carson decided on Texas Christian University, where his physics professor Magnus Rittby understood the importance of challenging his academic abilities while still treating him like a child.
On the other hand, Cannan attended kindergarten but soon became bored by the time he reached second grade. So, Claretta began homeschooling him as well. Eventually, Cannan went down the same educational path as his older brother and enrolled in the same private high school. Also, Claretta insists that sibling rivalry is not tolerated, and encourages both her children to follow their own dreams. Learning and doing homework is a family affair. While Claretta would go over homework and lectures, Carson would also pitch in and help his younger brother.
Kimp manages to ensure that they still lead normal lives as children, and are not pressured by their achievements. “My boys have more social skills than most adults,” she said. “They are just normal little boys who do normal little boy things.” Cannan received his high school diploma yesterday, while Carson has graduated from TCU today as the youngest person to receive his diploma. The university virally extended their congratulations to the young teen via twitter, saying “Carson Huey-You, 14, will become the youngest graduate in TCU’s history. Congrats to an exceptional young man!”