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Most 11-year-olds are getting ready to transition into junior high school, but not Elijah Preccieley. This pre-teen is gearing up to go to college. KSLA reports that the Baton Rouge, LA resident has been accepted to Southern University Honors College.

While his parents are super proud of him, this achievement comes as no surprise because Elijah has always been ahead of his time. By three-years-old. he was quizzing his mother on the bones of the body and by five, he was giving his first sermon in front of the church congregation.

Preccieley began taking classes through Southern University at the age of 8 after being homeschooled.

“I knew at a certain point I didn’t understand some of the vernacular he was talking about and I said ‘I got to get him some help,’ his mother Pamela Preccieley said during the special signing ceremony. “I knew Southern University had the resources.”

Since he began taking classes at the age of 8, Preccieley will be entering Southern University as a sophomore in the spring of 2019 to study physics and mechanical engineering. He also received a full scholarship through the Joseph S. Clark Presidential Scholar Award.

“When I reflect upon this prestigious Joseph S. Clark Presidential Scholars Award, it means absolutely legacy,” the 11-year-old genius said. “Southern University is our inheritance to sharpen and affirm our skills and carry out our initial standards to transform lives and be the best God has called us to be.”

As he starts his college career, Preccieley will also be juggling his academics along with his weekly radio show that he hosts.

 

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