Opportunities now abound and you can now do more in less time; you can achieve more in less time than ever before. This is what Matthew McKenzie has shown us with his academic feat.
On May 10, the 14-year-old earned both his high school diploma and associate’s degree on the same day. According to him, “I graduated from Chattahoochee Tech with my degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and later that night got my diploma from high school.”
Matthew was homeschooled since the second grade, and started taking high school classes at age 8, and by 11, started a dual enrollment program at Chattahoochee Technical College. His mother, Monique McCord, decided to homeschool her son after school officials refused to allow him to advance to a higher grade.
His mother said “Educationally, he’s always been ahead,I felt like it would be a disservice to stop him.”
McKenzie is this year’s youngest student to receive a degree from the Technical College System of Georgia.
McKenzie’s next stop is Kennesaw State University to study biochemistry, then he plans to pursue his Masters and Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Georgia Tech. “I want to be a Cosmetic Chemist. I want to start my own line of chemical products, the beauty of things,” said McKenzie.
Take advantage of the opportunities available. The Internet is so full of resources and learning opportunities that you can partake in while doing other things offline. Fully exploit it and gain the knowledge and certifications you need without having to finish one before starting another.
We congratulate this academic prodigy.