Carson Huey-You isn’t your average 11-year-old. While most 11 year olds are currently adjusting to middle school, Carson is about to start his freshman year at Texas Christian University and is studying to be a quantum physicist.
Yes, you read it correctly. A 11 year old is studying to be a quantum physicist.
To accomplish such a feat, Carson scored a 1770 on the SAT, and he was co-valedictorian of his senior class.
Dean of Admission Ray Brown said he cannot recall ever having an applicant so young.
Carson couldn’t even apply online because the software is not set to accept someone born in 2002, Brown said.
During his admission interview, Carson’s many talents were impressive. Brown said Carson spoke Mandarin Chinese, and played piano in the Admissions Center.
Prior to Carson, Brown said the youngest student to enroll at the university during his tenure was Sam Hong, who graduated in 2011 at age 17.
Carson’s parents expect him to graduate in four to five years, when he is 15 or 16.
Brown said he is pleased to have Carson at the university.
“[Carson] is at a place that will genuinely care about him as a person,” Brown said.
Carson showed signs of genius early on. Carson’s mother, Claretta Huey-You, told TCU that she knew her son was gifted from the start, saying, “he could add, subtract, multiply and divide by age three. He was working at an eighth grade level by the age of five.” Carson’s father, Andre Huey-You, a former pilot, said he is “not pushing [Carson], but trying to hold on to his son, so he doesn’t get too far beyond him.”
Carson isn’t the only achiever in the family. His brother, Cannan, 7, is studying at the eighth grade level. His parents expect him to graduate from high school by age 13.
The Huey-You household has two smart guys on their hands!