Gifted brothers, 11 and 14, study together in the fall

With summer just around the corner, most kids are looking forward to taking a break from homework and spending long days at the pool. Two Texas brothers, however, are exceptions to the rule – their love for learning all she has to look forward to the next year of school and hitting the books again.

As you can see, Carson Huey-You, and his younger brother, Cannan, on the playground – they look like ordinary brothers and sisters, doing the ordinary activities. But this playful duo is anything but ordinary.

“I don’t think I’m a genius,” Carson says.


Most of his friends, family and educators would beg to differ. While most of the children were from the kindergarten at 5 years of age, Carson had just completed the eighth grade.

“I was 10 years old when I graduated from high school,” he explains.

Four years later, now 14, Carson just became the youngest person ever to a degree Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. He is a graduate in physics and picked up minors in mathematics and Chinese.

“It is a good language to learn. So many people speak it. You’ve got these big companies in China, so I started with the high school and eventually when I started here I made it,” he said.

While still not old enough to drive or legally vote, Carson is able to solve mathematical problems that most people nightmares. He says that he has to learn how things work and find physics interesting, because it can be considered as abstract. In fact, Carson was so fascinated by the science that he plans to now pursue a master’s degree in quantum mechanics at TCU.


The teenager begins his graduate program in the fall, only this time he is not completely alone on campus. His younger brother will also be attending TCU next year, after graduating from high school at the age of 11 years.

Yes, two academically gifted children in one family.

Cannan will focus his studies on the engineering, astronomy and physics, because he would want to be an astronaut when he grows up.

“I tell everyone that they are just normal children, but they are advanced on an academic level,” their mother, Claretta Kimp, explains.

Kimp is a single mother with a background in education and business, which are usually homeschooled her boys. She insists that it is very important that she was to raise her children, not to believe, they were better than anyone else, on the basis of their minds.

“I have to say that every child is special,” she says. “I’m humbled. I love my boys more than life and I’m so proud of them. They are such great kids and it is amazing to be their mother!”

Casey stegall joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in 2007 and currently serves as a correspondent based in the Dallas bureau. He worked as a Los Angeles-based correspondent.

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