- Black student, Ronald McCullough, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology
- The 19-year-old student graduated from Clark Atlanta University with honours
- McCullough dreams of becoming an astronaut someday
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At just 19 years old, Ronald McCullough graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with distinction from Clark Atlanta University in Georgia ahead of his classmates.
The young Black teenager’s story gained traction because he completed university two years ahead of the expected years.
Afrotrends.com reports that classmates of McCullough described him as a genius.
At the age of 16, McCullough had graduated early from high school and started university to pursue a degree programme.
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In spite of his exceptional brilliance, the teen prodigy did not consider himself a genius.
"I would not consider myself a genius,” McCullough is quoted as saying by afrotrends.com.
McCullough credits his special abilities to an environment of love that made learning easy.
"I was placed in a setting for my love of learning to manifest.’’
According to McCullough, he understood at a very early age that much is expected of him. From the get go, there was no or little room for failure or disappointment.
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He also credits his education success to his parents who inspired and urged him to achieve his education milestone.
For his academic brilliance and education accomplishments, McCullough earned a membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
He plans to enroll in the biological and agricultural engineering programme at North Carolina A&T State University.
McCullough dreams of becoming an astronaut in the future.
In another story, Ghanaian founders of Gud Heart Quarry and Construction Limited, Nana Osei and his brother are paving roads in Ghana with granite cobblestones.
After working in engineering for a while, Osei and his brother decided to come together and begin their own initiative. The two creative entrepreneurs settled on granite after thinking it through about what to do with Ghana’s abundant resources.
At the moment, Gud Heart Quarry makes use of the granite in crushing. The company crushes the resource into aggregates for road construction and other things.
According to Osei, using granite for road construction isn’t a new thing. He tells YEN TV that most public and pedestrian roads in countries such as Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, and Italy have their roads paved with granite.
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