When a Black student succeeds academically, it warms our hearts. Elijah Precciely, a 14-year-old genius, is on his path to earning a bachelor’s degree at the tender age of 14.
For now, the native of Baton Rouge, LA is a junior at Southern University studying physics and chemical engineering, according to WBRZ2. This year, the 11-year-old science prodigy became the school’s youngest-ever full-ride scholarship recipient.
The full-time student and published author are already juggling two demanding STEM disciplines while simultaneously pursuing a variety of other interests.
His mother, Pamela Precciely, tells WBRZ2 that “he’s able to speak up about his disabilities or his struggles.”
In terms of classes, he claimed to be taking two of the most popular ones: physics and chemical engineering. But he’d also say, “I’d like to see if I can get a business class seat.”
Precciely, despite his many accomplishments, prefers to be a source of inspiration and motivation for others.
In other words, my goal isn’t only to set records; it’s to impact people’s lives. It will also be a new record, he said. Goal No. 1: “I want to be a beacon of light for others, and my second priority is making sure I aid others who are like me and those who want to connect with me.”
Steven Precciely, his father, claimed that “you’ll have many black and brown children seeing someone who looks like them and doesn’t have to cater to other institutions recognized for geniuses.” An HBCU has brilliance in its midst. As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to shine and to inspire others to do the same,” he said.
Precisely is expected to graduate in May 2023, according to the media site.