Brilliant 14-year-old student begins his first day at a top US university

Brilliant 14-year-old student begins his first day at a top US university

- A 14-year-old boy has made history as he begins his first day at the George Washington University

- Curtis Lawrence is among 15 out of 200 students selected to for a programme which is still part of high school

- reports the university reveals that Curtis is currently the youngest student in the school's traditional undergraduate on-campus programme

Curtis Lawrence, a 14-year-old student has made waves following news that the exceptionally brilliant teen is starting his freshman year at the George Washington University.

The teenager revealed in an interview that some of his class mates still wonder if he’s actually a student of the university while some go on to ask about his age.

Curtis says at one of the university’s writing class, a professor quizzed about whether or not he was a visitor or someone’s younger brother.

Curtis says that School without Walls, set him up for the university. He joined 15 out of 200 students selected for a programme which is still part of high school.

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While most 14-year-olds are preparing for high school, Curtis and brother, Corey, have their thoughts shifted towards their careers.

Curtis indicates that they both worked hard for it and wants to further his education at Florida A & M, studying Computer Science and Paleontology while Corey wants to continue to Hampton University and become an astrophysicist.

"It's Curtis. He's really ahead of me and I want to follow in his footsteps," Curtis is quoted by

According to, George Washington University says he is currently "the youngest student in our traditional undergraduate on-campus program."

Meanwhile, a 51-year-old Ghanaian trader, Comfort Nutsugah, has reinforced the narrative that it is never too late for one to pursue their dreams after she enrolled to study General Arts at the Keta High Technical School in the Volta Region.

Comfort Nutsugan, took advantage of the Ghana government’s Free Senior High School Policy to further her education and has become an inspiration for young girls. The 51-year-old mother of six, sells used clothing to provide for herself and family.


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