Caleb Anderson, of Marietta, Georgia, is what you might call, a boy genius. He has been impressive from a very young age. He was mimicking his mother’s speech at just four weeks of age. By two, he could read the Constitution and was in first grade. At age three, he gained acceptance to MENSA. ‘I don’t think anything Caleb has done has been normal for us,’ the youngster’s mother, Claire Anderson, said.
He moved on to middle school rather quickly, which is where he found that not everyone was pleased with his gifts, his teenage classmates didn’t know how to handle the youngster in their midst, ‘The kids there, they kind of looked down on me, they treated me like I was an anomaly,’ he stated.
He wasn’t with them long, however, because by the age of 11 he had graduated high school. Caleb is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin. He is incredibly gifted intellectually. Though he is rather humble about it. ‘I’m not really smart, I just grasp information quickly,’ Caleb said. ‘I have this distinct memory of going to a first grade class and learning there, and everyone was way taller than me, because I was two – I could barely walk,’ he hilariously added.
Yet, his parents long ago had to stop trying to help him with homework, Mom and Dad are no dummies, his mother, Claire has a Master’s degree in education, and his father, Kobi is in IT. But neither can keep up with his studies in Aerospace Engineering at Chattahoochee Technical College, where he has been for the past year.
They’re also unlikely to be able to catch up since it looks like he is going to continue that line of education at Georgia Tech. At just 12 he will be the youngest student to study Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech, making history when he attends. He is expected to gain admission to the prestigious University this year. Caleb hopes to attain an internship with Tesla founder Elon Musk.
Caleb takes in information more quickly than most of us. Which is why his parents may find great success in how they have decided they can help him learn. With the life lessons that come from outside the classroom. They will be teaching Caleb about compassion, kindness, and looking for the good in others. ‘We want to make sure that when he is an adult, he’ll make a great husband, a great father, a great friend,’ the couple said.
Those lessons may be the most valuable that the young mind ever learns. You can find out more about the remarkable Caleb Anderson in your Good News Story of the Day here.
You may not be on your way to becoming a rocket scientist, not many of us are, but those important lessons; kindness, compassion, finding the good in others, are ones we can all learn. They are also lessons that can change the world.
Story and Image from the Daily Mail.