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    Iowa State graduates 18 year old - the same week he graduated high school

    Ummm... Doogie Howser much? Pretty incredible. He graduated with 232.5 credits! (!!!)

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    Re: Iowa State graduates 18 year old - the same week he graduated high school

    I wonder if the kid is can relate to his peers at all?



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    Re: Iowa State graduates 18 year old - the same week he graduated high school

    I want my kids to be smart, but I don't think I want them to be that smart.


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    Re: Iowa State graduates 18 year old - the same week he graduated high school

    Is there such a thing as being too smart. I think he classifies. This is incredible. Congrats to him.



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    Re: Iowa State graduates 18 year old - the same week he graduated high school

    Quote Originally Posted by crash_zone View Post
    I wonder if the kid is can relate to his peers at all?
    Of course not - He was homeschooled he therefore (according to stereotypes) has no social skills at all, is some sort of religous whack job, has been way oversheltered by his parents, will underperform in all work environments, and is destined to fail or destined to freak out and go postal at some point when he is finally allowed to be around normal people.




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    Re: Iowa State graduates 18 year old - the same week he graduated high school

    I actually know, or knew?, him... he was in my freshman honors group 4 years ago. It was different but not a big deal. I didn't keep in touch with anyone in my honors group though.

    And I thought I was doing good making it out with a BS in engineering in 4 years including a spring/summer coop completed.


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    Re: Iowa State graduates 18 year old - the same week he graduated high school

    That is crazy...and he is going into theology? So, I could be competing with him for a job in a few years...this is kind of scary.



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    Re: Iowa State graduates 18 year old - the same week he graduated high school

    I'd like to see him pick up a doctorate or two then come back and head up Religious Studies at Iowa State.


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    Re: Iowa State graduates 18 year old - the same week he graduated high school

    Man, this kid makes me feel like I suck at life!



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    Re: Iowa State graduates 18 year old - the same week he graduated high school

    He was probably the life of the party at prom.



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    Re: Iowa State graduates 18 year old - the same week he graduated high school

    Glad to see a 14 year old kept scholarships away from other college aged kids. And how the heck does a college accept you without a GED or high school diploma?



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    Re: Iowa State graduates 18 year old - the same week he graduated high school

    Quote Originally Posted by cyeah View Post
    ...He was homeschooled he therefore...has no social skills at all...has been way oversheltered by his parents...
    I know 2 guys that were homeschooled and this is sooooooo true...



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    Re: Iowa State graduates 18 year old - the same week he graduated high school

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    Glad to see a 14 year old kept scholarships away from other college aged kids. And how the heck does a college accept you without a GED or high school diploma?
    There is no requirement of having a high school diploma or GED to enroll in college. You just have to have the appropriate test scores and be accepted. (Although for most of us lowly mortals that means getting the high school diploma first!)



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    Re: Iowa State graduates 18 year old - the same week he graduated high school

    232.5 credits. Wtf. This kid is a genius. I wonder if he's a dork



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    Re: Iowa State graduates 18 year old - the same week he graduated high school

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    Glad to see a 14 year old kept scholarships away from other college aged kids.
    What does age have to do with it? He met the requirements for a scholarship and was awarded one. Looks to me like he made pretty good use of his scholarship...


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