The Pendleton Panther

10-year-old College Student

Posted on: January 25, 2010

Alex Jaeger

Alex Jaegar, a 10-year-old Kansas boy who recently scored a 23 on the ACT entrance exam is attending Pittsburg State University this semester ( 2nd semester of 2009-2010). Alex Jaegar is another child prodigy who was always inquisitive and ready to learn. In kindergarten, he scored in the 99.9 percentile of the Stanford-Binet, a standardized test that assesses intelligence and cognitive abilities. This means that out of a group of 100 children, he would be the most intelligent one.  He taught himself multiplication, division, and fractions before finishing kindergarten. His parents took him out of school and decided to home-school him since they knew that he would fit into his own age group. By the age of 10, he completed his high school education and was then accepted to the Pittsburg State University. This semester, Alex will take biology, chemistry, calculus, choir, and piano with students who are at least 8 years older than he is. Although it may be dangerous for a child to not have a childhood, it seems that this is what he is hoping to pursue.

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