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Mom Breaks Down In Tears As Her Fourteen-Year-Old Son Becomes Youngest Person Ever To Graduate College In Texas!

A proud mother shed tears of joy after her 14-year-old son became the youngest person ever to graduate from Texas Christian University.

Carson Huey-You was among more than 2,000 students who got a degree at the Fort Worth school, where he also minored in Chinese and Math.

Mom Breaks Down In Tears As Her Fourteen-Year-Old Son Becomes Youngest Person Ever To Graduate College In Texas!
(Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

His extraordinary achievements have put him in the history books, but the humble teen describes himself as ‘normal dude.

Carson doesn’t see himself as different from his peers and shies away when others call him a ‘genius’ or a ‘celebrity’.

But the clever boy already has his eyes set on getting graduate and doctorate degrees in quantum mechanics.

Mom Breaks Down In Tears As Her Fourteen-Year-Old Son Becomes Youngest Person Ever To Graduate College In Texas!
(Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

‘I’m a normal dude,’ he told the Star-telegram. ‘It is just something I have learned to deal with because, to me I am not a genius. I am a normal 14-year-old person doing college-level stuff.’

Carson entered Texas Christian University at just 11 years old. He also graduated as the co-valedictorian at his high school. 

Mom Breaks Down In Tears As Her Fourteen-Year-Old Son Becomes Youngest Person Ever To Graduate College In Texas!
(Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

But it wasn’t all smooth sailing and he admits he was intimidated by his new surroundings when he first got to college.

Carson says his college classes were a lot more difficult than he anticipated, especially the American environmental history, general chemistry II and classical mechanics classes.

Mom Breaks Down In Tears As Her Fourteen-Year-Old Son Becomes Youngest Person Ever To Graduate College In Texas!
(Louis DeLuca /The Dallas Morning News via AP)

‘It was scary at first because my high school was only one building versus a massive campus with tons of people,’ Carson told the paper.

‘After that, I really did get used to it because TCU was so accommodating and a positive influence really.

Mom Breaks Down In Tears As Her Fourteen-Year-Old Son Becomes Youngest Person Ever To Graduate College In Texas!
(Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

‘When I used to get bad test scores or something like that, I would go home and be disappointed and think about, “Oh, I should have known this, I should have done way better.”‘

Now, he told the local paper: ‘I know better how to deal with that disappointment, knowing that I will bounce back.’ 

Mom Breaks Down In Tears As Her Fourteen-Year-Old Son Becomes Youngest Person Ever To Graduate College In Texas!
(Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Carson is fascinated by the ‘very small-scale things’ in quantum physics, and sees this field as central to the future of smartphones and other electronic devices.

‘Quantum mechanics deals with very, very small-scale things,’ Carson said.

‘Even, a lot of the times, past microscopic level so you get electrons, protons, neutrons — even smaller than that going into quarks.’

Mom Breaks Down In Tears As Her Fourteen-Year-Old Son Becomes Youngest Person Ever To Graduate College In Texas!
(Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

He then added: ‘Smartphones, computers, electronics — all of that stuff runs on quantum mechanics. If you want smaller technology that fits into smaller spaces, then that’s really where to look.’ 

Mom Breaks Down In Tears As Her Fourteen-Year-Old Son Becomes Youngest Person Ever To Graduate College In Texas!
(Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Remarkably, Carson’s brother Cannan is also a child prodigy.

The 10-year-old graduated from the Accommodated Learning Academy – the same high school his brother attended  – and is also headed to the Texas Christian Academy to study engineering, physics and astronomy. 

His mother, Claretta Kimp, said he started learning calculus when he was 3, and she credits her availability as a stay-at-home mother, as well as TCU’s community of faculty and teachers, to her oldest son’s achievements. She hopes her sons grow up to be selfless people who give back to society. 

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Written by Christine Haveford

Christine loves all things cinema, and she's been that way ever since she was a little girl. In fact, she is so passionate about cinema that she decided to pursue cinematography as a full-time career, and is now pursuing film studies at the New York Film School. Originally from Florida, she is still exploring the new city, people, places, and the culture, loves the new weather, going ice skating during winters, and spending time with her fellow classmates and friends from college.

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