Homeschooled kid turns down ivies for HBCU

Posted: July 23, 2008 in Education, Our children, success

14-year-old prodigy turns down Harvard, Yale for HBCU
Ural Garrett (Black College Wire)

While many 14-year-olds look for ways to spend the summer vacation, Polite Stewart Jr. has made his plans. He will be beginning his freshman year at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La.

Home schooled by his parents, Ava and Polite Stewart Sr., until the age of 10, he later attended academic programs at Southern. According to retired East Baton Rouge school system teacher Stewart Sr., he enrolled his son in the programs at Southern because Stewart Jr. was “surpassing my knowledge.”

The knowledge gained from programs like the Garrett A. Morgan/Ford PAS Summer Business Institute, a national program at Southern University that mentors pre-college students, the HBCU Summer Up-Smart Pre-Algebra Program and the nationally honored Timbuktu Academy, led him to score a composite 30 on the ACT. (more…)


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