Marietta teen, Caleb Anderson, 13, has just completed his third week of classes at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
His parents claim that his proclivity for overachievement began when he was a baby.
According to Caleb, Georgia Tech can be both inspiring and intimidating. “I’ve been learning my way around campus. It’s a big campus,” Caleb told Channel 2′s Berndt Petersen.
Caleb is an aerospace engineering major who is well aware of the amount of effort required to achieve his goal of earning a master’s degree by the age of 16.
“I get home at 3, and I do homework or study ‘till about 8 or 9. But I usually take little breaks in between, so it’s not that bad,” he said.
Caleb’s other goals include an internship with Elon Musk, a PhD at MIT, a career at Nasa or SpaceX, and a mission to Mars.
“I’ve been recognized in public, which is an interesting experience. It’s really cool. A lot of people think I’m their inspiration, and they’re proud of me,” Caleb said.
Caleb says he is enrolled in a program that allows him to earn his Master’s degree while also pursuing his Bachelor’s degree.
Kentrell McNeal, 15, killed in Chicago Shooting
Two Chicago high school students were killed in gun violence in Chicago on Tuesday. 15-year-old Simeon High School student, Kentrell McNeal has been identified as one of the deceased.
McNeal was pronounced dead at 9:33 a.m. Wednesday.
McNeal and the 14-year-old boy were attacked while sitting in a car around 6:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Lake Park Avenue. According to Police
The younger boy was struck in the leg and transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said.
McNeal suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Provident Hospital, police said. He was transferred to Comer.
McNeal was part of the nonprofit youth group Good Kids Mad City, according to the group’s executive director Carlil Pittman.
“Lately I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with Kentrell,” Pittman wrote on Twitter.
is why it’s so important to have creative spaces and outlets for young people to be able to go to because there’s nothing on the streets of Chicago for them already. RIP.”