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Carson Huey-Yu, 11, youngest student ever at Texas Christian U.

Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:54 PM   |   Comments

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- An 11-year-old aspiring physicist and "Star Wars" fan has become the youngest student ever in the history of Texas Christian University.

Carson Huey-Yu graduated in May as a co-valedictorian from the Accommodated Learning Academy in Grapevine when he was still 10, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. His mother drives him to TCU in Fort Worth from their home in Southlake -- after dropping his younger brother at school -- and then spends the day on campus with him.

Claretta Huey-Yu said her son, still less than 5 feet tall, needs help with his backpack.

"It weighs more than he does," she said.

Carson said he notices people noticing him as he moves from class to class, especially on his first day last week.

"People definitely noticed," Carson said. "There was definitely some whispering in the back of the class."

Carson, who wants to be a quantum physicist, is taking physics, math, history and religion in his first semester.

Huey-Yu said her son was reading by the age of 2, and enjoyed numbers and math from an early age. He is also a self-taught pianist.

Carson also likes "Star Wars" movies and "Mine Craft," a video game that involves building with cubes.

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