Courtney Oliver is only 10 years old, but she has already done more than what most people do by the time they reach their early 20s. Courtney Oliver succeeded to finish her dream before she reached junior high. She is an inspiration to other children and adults and an even bigger inspiration to those who specifically want to be a veterinarian.
Courtney Oliver has completed her college coursework to be a veterinarian and now works as a Veterinarian’s Assistant at the South Bay Veterinarian Hospital in Olympia, Washington. Even though she is a Veterinarian’s Assistant, she still has to follow a few stipulations at work; she is not allowed to work alone due to a law that has deemed Ms. Oliver as being too young.
Courtney Oliver apparently received her training through an online school that offered this type of enrollment. Even though she has succeeded in finishing out the course, there are still some who say that it might have had a bigger impact than what you would have thought. Some have even stated that the news media has made a big deal out of something that anyone could have done. Either way, it is still amazing that a child this young could do course work that most adults struggle with.
Courtney Oliver wasn’t the only one who has accomplished so much at a young age. Take Gregory Smith for instance, he was 13 years old when he received his bachelors degree in May of 2003 but did much more than just this. Smith went through ten years of school in only three years, graduated from high school at the age of nine, and founded a youth international advocacy organization amongst many other things.
Another young college student is Giannina Garces who attended college at the age of only 15. Garces went to the Mary Baldwin College and was enrolled in a program that was made especially for students like her, students with an exceptional gift and talent. Being a member of the PEG program will help students who are at a young age and attending college, to be able to focus and learn techniques that will help them to go even further in their future careers and deal with the pressure of it all.
Andrew Hsu was only 16 but had already accomplished three degrees in neurobiology, biochemistry, and chemistry. This young man had started his college degree at the age of 12 at the University of Washington. The University of Washington has become known for having young college students and most of them being below the age of 16.
These are only a few of the intellectual children that have went on to get do something great with their lives at such a young age. These children started learning early in life and didn’t let anything get in their way.
The Seattle Times