11-year-old  Elijah Precciely is proving that age is just a number as this child prodigy is headed next spring to attend Southern University Honors College where he is planning to study physics and mechanical engineering on, get this, a full scholarship!

The home-schooled student from Baton Rouge began taking college level classes in subjects such as biology, physics, and business at the age of 8-years-old through the university. Because of those credits, the talented scholar with start his college career, not only as a pre-teen but a sophomore as well.


“I knew at a certain point that I did not understand some of the vernacular that he was talking about,” explained his mother, Pamela Precciely to WAFB. “I said, ‘I got to get him some help.’ I knew Southern University had the resources.”

Precciely will attend the university on the J.S. Clark Presidential Scholar Award and was welcomed to the Southern community with a special signing ceremony where he received a Southern University baseball cap, Letterman jacket, and pin.

“When I reflect upon this prestigious Joseph S. Clark Presidential Scholars Award, it means absolutely legacy,” Elijah commented. “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.”
In addition to all of his academic achievements, Elijah has also published a book, applied for several patents, and hosts a weekly radio show. We cannot wait to see what awaits this up-and-coming superstar for the future!

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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