- Black student, Ronald McCullough, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology
- The 19-year-old student graduated from Clark Atlanta University with honours
- McCullough dreams of becoming an astronaut someday
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At just 19 years old, Ronald McCullough graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with distinction from Clark Atlanta University in Georgia ahead of his classmates.
The young Black teenager’s story gained traction because he completed university two years ahead of the expected years.
Afrotrends.com reports that classmates of McCullough described him as a genius.
At the age of 16, McCullough had graduated early from high school and started university to pursue a degree programme.
In spite of his exceptional brilliance, the teen prodigy did not consider himself a genius.
"I would not consider myself a genius,” McCullough is quoted as saying by afrotrends.com.
McCullough credits his special abilities to an environment of love that made learning easy.
"I was placed in a setting for my love of learning to manifest.’’
According to McCullough, he understood at a very early age that much is expected of him. From the get-go, there was no or little room for failure or disappointment.
He also credits his education success to his parents who inspired and urged him to achieve his education milestone.
For his academic brilliance and education accomplishments, McCullough earned a membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
He plans to enrol in the biological and agricultural engineering programme at North Carolina A&T State University. McCullough dreams of becoming an astronaut in the future.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian, Fareen Matilfa Adzege, put Nigeria in a place of pride among other nations of the world, as she made history in faraway Russia.
She broke the record and became the only student to graduate with a first-class honour in medicine from Rostov State Medicine University, Russia.
In other news, history was made in grand style as the first Black girl and the youngest Black boy win Harvard’s international debate competition.
The exciting news was declared by the Harvard Diversity Project in a post sighted by Legit.ng on the official Instagram handle of the entity.
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