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(Some Guy)   Smart high school student graduates college before he graduates high school. How do you like them apples?   ( gwinnettdailypost.com) divider line
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2006-04-22 07:50:18 AM  
community college classes are often watered-down or similar versions of high school courses. even so, wtg
2006-04-22 07:51:40 AM  
"Mayo is graduating from college with an associate's degree..."

Not that it isn't impressive, but when I think of graduating college, I assume a bachelor degree or higher.
2006-04-22 08:04:01 AM  
He must be saving a ton of money. Dual enrollment classes are great. Wish I'd taken a few.
2006-04-22 08:13:17 AM  
Trent Mayo has literally always been on the fast track.

I think I know somebody who didn't graduate college in a notable fashion.
2006-04-22 08:20:07 AM  
I guess in Georgia, getting an associates degree is big news.
2006-04-22 08:27:58 AM  
"When I graduated, I wanted to be younger and more marketable to companies, sponsors and record labels."

I didn't know any colleges offered a degree in Whorology 101.
2006-04-22 08:28:08 AM  

He could've just gotten a library card for $1.50, instead of paying for his education.
2006-04-22 08:30:15 AM  
Sheezus, this kid's going to have a heart attack by the time he's 25. Of course, at the rate he's going he'll have lived a lifetime by then anyway, so I guess it's all good!

/Quit blowing the curve for the rest of us!
2006-04-22 08:31:41 AM  
helioquake: He could've just gotten a library card for $1.50, instead of paying for his education.

Yes, but then he wouldn't have a $40,000 diploma to hang on his wall as a small, but powerful reminder of days he looks back on fondly and nights he can't quite remember.

Besides, the minute he checked out a physics text he would be on the black list.
2006-04-22 08:31:51 AM  
3 years to get an associate's? he must have high ambitions like working at McDonalds, no?
2006-04-22 08:33:27 AM  
The Georgia Perimeter College Alumni Association

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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2006-04-22 08:37:03 AM  
In college I took a class and its prerequisite at the same time and got a better grade in the "harder" course.
2006-04-22 08:38:13 AM  
Did submitter graduate high school? Because, if he/she did, they'd probably know it's two words, not one.
2006-04-22 08:38:17 AM  
RandomExcess: I guess in Georgia, getting an associates degree is big news.

I'd argue with you, but Ise cant reads dem words you be writens.

Pope George Ringo: community college classes are often watered-down or similar versions of high school courses. even so, wtg

I'd actually have to say they are easier. Took a bunch in highschool, did less work and studied less than my friends did.

English 1101 - wrote 3 pages of summaries, got a C.
English 1102 - wrote more, got a b.
Econ - gave us the pretest, which we memorized. Test was the same thing.
Government - Was kinda hard, but he curved everyone a letter grade. Got a B.

Compare that to Honors English and its no contest. Add in AP calc, and I'd have trouble keeping back my smile.
2006-04-22 08:46:05 AM  
Not impressed:

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2006-04-22 08:48:21 AM  
whoa... slow down there before you get into an accident...
2006-04-22 08:53:29 AM  
Degree in what? Besides just because you're young and getting attention doesn't mean you actually know your shiat.

Anyone recall that Sarah Flannery chick who invented that "new public key crypto" algorithm? Ever hear JACK shiat about her afterwards?

Talent isn't so rare in young people. They just need a push in the right direction and shove out of the wrong from time to time.

I'd wait to see what this "prodigy" actually does with their education before praising them.
2006-04-22 08:53:53 AM  
happens all the time with our dual enrollment students AA/AS before hs diploma
2006-04-22 08:57:53 AM  
Hmm, I'm supposed to be getting my GED at Georgia Perimeter College when I move back to Georgia. It's right down the road from my old house.

/not a retarded 23 year old, I'm 17 and high school just isn't working out for me
//taking freshman courses my senior year isn't cool or furthering my education in any way
2006-04-22 08:59:43 AM  
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2006-04-22 09:00:26 AM  
"applesauce, biatch"

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2006-04-22 09:01:12 AM  
Why don't they just make it legal to drop out and get your GED? I bet there are plenty of kids who'd have no problem getting their GED right out of grammar school.
2006-04-22 09:02:13 AM  
tomstdenis: I'd wait to see what this "prodigy" actually does with their education before praising them.

I don't think I'd term someone getting an Associate Degree from a dual-enrollment a prodigy, even in quotations :)
2006-04-22 09:08:46 AM  
The GED test can be passed by a six-year old dyslexic on crack.

That being said, nothing like a nice hot cup of farker's intellectual elitism first thing in the morning.
2006-04-22 09:14:57 AM  
Why are all y'all complaining about this kid?

Let's see he's 6'4" and looks older than he is -- he's probably farking both high school and college chicks. That's why he didn't just get his GED and quit HS.

That alone proves the kid is smart.
2006-04-22 09:19:24 AM  
I could'a done all that if I had taken that advanced
algebra course in the summer of '98.
2006-04-22 09:20:31 AM  
Because there's nothing more sought-after than a young graduate, degree in hand, in the highly academic world of NASCAR racing.
2006-04-22 09:26:18 AM  
FROM. One graduates from an institution of learning. Assuming one is not submitter.

2006-04-22 09:30:17 AM  
I was suprised at first, but then saw "associate" before "degree." Why do we even consider AA or AS college degrees?
2006-04-22 09:32:24 AM  
"He must be saving a ton of money. Dual enrollment classes are great. Wish I'd taken a few."

No talented students in Georgia pay for college at state schools. Hope scholarship and such. That is until he fails his first course at GT.
2006-04-22 09:32:32 AM  
I went back to college to make myself more marketable. It didn't work. I graduated in math/CS just before my 40th birthday and just after the tech boom imploded.

God, I hate myself.
2006-04-22 09:37:36 AM  
Dual enrollment was pretty awesome. I went into my senior year needing 2 high school level classes to graduate (American Government and Economics). I was able to take them at the local community college at a high school level.

All the rest were college classes; completed my first two semesters during my senior year.

I didn't get my AA before my diploma, but I did get it at 18 (largely due to graduating HS four weeks before my 17th birthday). heh.
2006-04-22 09:42:11 AM  
staplermofo: Why don't they just make it legal to drop out and get your GED?

Because the high schools would collectively shiat themselves as they discovered how useless they are.
2006-04-22 09:43:58 AM  
He is so going on my Dead Pool list for 2007
2006-04-22 09:46:46 AM  
I wish college classes were available when I was in high school. Instead I had to pay out the nose with my work money to transfer to a private school with an accelerated program, then attend expensive private college for a year.

/got out of the high school bull at age 16
//worth every penny
///Public schools need to start spending as much on programs for A students as they spend on programs for D students, goddammit.
2006-04-22 09:48:05 AM  
I received my Ph.D. before I received my undergraduate degree.

My B.Sc. was from Bombay University - I completed the requirements for the degree in 1986, and received a letter indicating that I had done so that Fall.

I joined Case Western for my Ph.D. in 1986 Fall, defended my dissertation in March 1991, and received my degree when I walked that summer.

Bombay University held the convocation for 1986 graduates in December of '91.
2006-04-22 10:02:37 AM  
My sister is 16 and is taking community college classes. She was homeschooled and her only option for high school was to attend the hellhole I had, spend four years covering material she'd already covered, all for a piece of paper. The local high school also has a lot of issues with any kid trying to dual-enroll or anything else that might get them out faster (one less head to bring in money) than just occupying a space on campus. She tried an online high school program, but it was so overloaded that it took forever for her assignments to be returned. She couldn't even just take her GED, as you have to be over 18 and out of school for over a year in order to take it. Luckily the community college doesn't require a diploma, just a minimum ACT score.

She started college this semester, loves it, and is at the top of her classes. The running gag is that she'll graduate with her two-year degree before I will with my BS.
2006-04-22 10:08:38 AM  
And the jealous "sit on your ass and try to put down other people" fark types come out...
d23 [BareFark]
2006-04-22 10:13:00 AM  
proper reply should be "good start"
2006-04-22 10:15:01 AM  
Who else wants to beat the crap out of this kid?
2006-04-22 10:17:45 AM  
Big farkin' deal. A friend of mine did the same thing, but she recieved two degrees from the comminuty college she was duel enrolled in.

Wake me up when someone finishes their doctoral degree and they're a junior.
2006-04-22 10:18:20 AM  
And the jealous "sit on your ass and try to put down other people" fark types come out...

Not really. I graduated high school with two years done at Miami University, through a similar program. I am not impressed.
2006-04-22 10:18:45 AM  
staplermofo - It is. You don't even need the GED.

I dropped out of high school out of 10th grade, got my AA when I should have gotten my HS diploma. In 3 weeks I get my BA when my friends from high school are just finishing their sophomore year of university. And I never bothered to worry about a GED, seems like a BA trumps it...

/Next stop, hopefully
//Hated high school
2006-04-22 10:21:22 AM  
My property professor's dad graduated from law school at 19...now THAT is an accomplishment.

College classes, especially at community colleges, aren't especially challenging. Most of the kids on the AP track in my high school were taking college classes in high school.
2006-04-22 10:26:22 AM  
Oh my sweet farking lord, it's a sign of the apocalypse when my high school makes FARK. Let me go ahead and personally vouch- both of these school are a joke. GPC is glorified high school.
2006-04-22 10:26:47 AM  
community college classes are often watered-down or similar versions of high school courses

I've attended a community college and a university. The British History course that I took at the community college was by far the most difficult course I've ever taken. I think many of the best teachers are at the community college level because they're hungry to work their way up to a university.

And I only skimmed most of the comments so I'm sorry if someone has already mentioned this, but am I the only person who can't seem to fathom "Nacar racing and country music" with "college education"?
2006-04-22 10:27:01 AM  
I thought "genius" until I read that the reason he went through all this is so he can become a NASCAR driver. Now I'm thinking "idiot".
2006-04-22 10:27:35 AM  
I am surprised that I am the first one to think the guy is stupid.

He needs to be knocked upside the head. Seriously, if you were that smart....... and could do what most ppl consider advanced learning, why for the love of god would you then not want to go further with your education and do something great with your life? No not him - he wants to be a race car driver. WTF??????????????????
2006-04-22 10:28:22 AM  
kudos Chibisuke -- you beat me by mere seconds.......
2006-04-22 10:31:20 AM  
Heck, coming from Georgia, he can be his own father too.
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