14-year-old headed off to college in D.C.

National News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Most 14-year-old kids are getting excited to start their freshman year of high school. However, one very smart young man will be attending his first week of college.

“In my university writing class, my professor asked me if I was a visitor or if I was someone’s younger brother,” 14-year-old Curtis Lawrence said.

Lawrence is no visitor, however. He is a student at George Washington University.

He says his D.C. high school, School Without Walls, prepared him for the big transition.

“I think when people see him, they think he’s a third-grader. When he speaks, they say okay, this kid is advanced. He’s not in third grade,” said mom Malene Lawrence.

The program, which is part of the high school, only had 15 out of 200 students qualify.

“Well, we worked hard to get here.”

Curtis, along with his brother Corey, are thinking about their future careers.

“It’s Curtis. He’s really ahead of me and I want to follow in his footsteps,” his brother said.

And indeed, he is. The 13-year-old freshman hopes to attend George Washington University as well.

“It makes me feel good. Corey, he’s never said this to me before,” Curtis said.

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