9-Year-Old Is a Star at Community CollegeOctober 4, 2016 |
by Michael Harthorne
(NEWSER) – When Peter Maillis told his 7-month-old son William to go to bed, William replied, “I don’t want to,” KDKA reports. It was clear from very early on that William was no ordinary child, and he recently proved that once again by becoming—at 9 years old—one of the youngest people ever to be accepted into college. According to People, William graduated from high school in May, is currently taking classes at Community College of Allegheny County, and will enroll in Carnegie Mellon University next fall. A psychologist declared William a genius at just 5 years old, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. By that time, he knew multiplication, reading, and writing (2 years old); could use sign language and read Greek (4 years old); and had learned geometry in one night (5 years old).