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A real prodigy: a 12-year-old boy has finished school and is ready for university

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul1,2024

Real prodigy: 12-year-old boy finished school and ready for university

12-year-old Suborno graduates from school/family archive photo

Twelve-year-old Suborno Isaac Bari graduates from Malvern High School in Malvern, New York. This makes him the youngest student to ever graduate in Nassau County history.

Suborno told “Good Morning America” ​​that he's excited to graduate and that it's been a “long” road for him, despite the high school senior missing grades 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11 and grades – he completed the 4th, 8th, 10th and 12th grades in the Malverne Union Free School District, and also passed the New York State Regents exams to graduate, writes ABC News.

“It was an absolutely wonderful experience,” says Suborno about his school career.

I met a lot of wonderful people and learned a lot in both math and science. natural sciences and other disciplines. But I think I'm ready to move on and get a higher education as best as possible,
– added Suborno.

Rebecca Gottesman, director of K-12 school counseling for the Malverne Union Free School District, has worked in education for the past 25 years and called Suborno, who she first met as a fourth-grader, a “prodigy.”

“Each year, school counselors are asked, on behalf of students applying to these colleges, to answer the question, 'Is this one of the most exceptional students you've ever seen in your career?'…and I can say without a doubt “There is no doubt that Suborno is the most exceptional student I have ever met academically. He is truly a prodigy,” Gottesman said. worked on the development of an individual plan that would allow Suborno to attend higher level classes, but at the same time integrate with his peers and develop socially and emotionally.

“We made a deal where we let him take high school classes, but at our middle school. So he would come to our middle school as an eighth grader [and take core classes]… and after morning classes, we'd put him on the bus, and he went to our elementary school where he reintegrated with his fifth grade peers who were his age and participated in fifth grade electives and extracurricular activities,” Gottesman explained.

Real prodigy: 12-year-old boy finished school and ready for university

The boy graduated from school at the age of 12/Photo from the family archive

Suborno says that, despite the fact that he quickly moved from class to class and divided his time, teachers and classmates accepted him and gave him space to pursue his interests.

“They treated me the same as any other high school student… and that's how I wanted to be treated in society,” – said the young wit.

Gottesman said that Suborno, who scored a 1500 on the SAT, a 34 on the ACT and took five AP classes, has left an indelible mark on the Malvern community as an academic leader and is more than ready for college.

“He's really great , a wonderful young man. He has a curiosity and a thirst for knowledge like no one else I have ever seen. It was a pleasure to work with him,” said Gottesman.

The 12-year-old is eager to obtain the degree of doctor of philosophy and become a professor. In the fall, Suborno is going to NYU on a scholarship to get a bachelor's degree in math and physics.

A lot of people do it just because their parents say so, or because engineers bring in the most profit, not because they actually love what they do. So I hope to fix that and help other people understand math and science and love it in all its beauty,
said Suborno.

He encourages doing what you do because you love it, because you feel passionate when you describe it or do it.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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