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John Urschel Studied At MIT As A Ph.D. Student During His NFL Career, Now He's A Math Professor At The School

John Urschel has been making power plays on and off the field for years. From the NFL to the world of mathematics, the former football player’s analytical skills have equipped him for a life filled with success.

Shanique Yates

Oct 3, 2023

Nine-Year-Old Keith Williams Started A Lawn Mowing Service To Save Up For College And Achieve His Goal Of Becoming A Computer Engineer

A nine-year-old is making a name for himself after launching his first business venture. 6 ABC Philadelphia reports Keith Williams spent his summers in the world of video games, but that changed after his third-grade year when his Xbox controller broke. Rather than dwelling around his home in boredom, Williams had a bright idea to start a business instead.

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 12, 2022

Florida Teen Admitted To All 27 Schools Including Harvard, Receiving $4M In Scholarships

This Florida teen is already off to a great start! ABC News reports Florida high school student Jonathan Walker applied to 27 schools including Harvard, Stanford, and MIT. The decision to submit various application was to increase his likelihood of attending a top school. Little did he know he would not only receive a stamp of approval from each university but he would also receive up to $4 million in scholarships! “I’m thankful to God for him putting me in such an amazing position, but also just realizing that like, all these results, it’s not just because of me,” Walker told the Panama City News Herald. “I feel like I’m a product of the community that has been put around me and who’s fostered my growth.” Walker also shared a gem for other high school students who are prepping for college applications. “Keep grinding no matter what,” Walker said, according to WJHG.

Samantha Dorisca

Apr 15, 2022

Renaldo Webb Founded Pet Plate in 2017 and Has Delivered 15 Million Healthy Meals to Dogs Since

Pet Plate is revolutionizing the pet food industry one healthy meal at a time! Renaldo Webb never would’ve imagined that he would become the founder of the pet food company — Pet Plate — which has delivered over 15 million meals to dogs since 2017. In fact, when he first started out as a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he wanted to be a physics professor. Although he chose a different path, he still teaches today by sharing his expertise on the science behind pet food through his company. Pet Plate delivers food made with freshly cooked, high-quality, human-grade ingredients (think Blue Apron or Hello Fresh, but for dogs, and you have Pet Plate). For Webb, his interest in the dog food market began while he worked as a consultant for various pet food companies. It was then that he truly discovered how pet food was actually made. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Pet Plate “Traditional dog food is made with what they call the four Ds: Dead, Dying, Diseased,...

Shanique Yates

Feb 26, 2021

Meet the 15-Year-Old Brooklyn Chess Champion Who Just Won A $40K College Scholarship

Jessica Hyatt — a Brooklyn chess champion — was just awarded a $40,000 college scholarship with aims to become the first Black woman chess master in the world, according to CBS New York . Hyatt is currently in the group of top 10 Black women chess players in the nation and dedicates five to seven hours a day playing the game. The 15-year-old is already close to making history as she joins other young Black chess champions, Cabree Myrick and Tanitoluwa “Tani” Adewumi. “I play whenever I get the chance, like my free time, like during my classes, like sometimes during classes,” said Jessica. A current sophomore at Success Academy, known for its elite chess program, Jessica’s coaches, David Mbonu and Tyrell Harriott, took a liking to her immediately when they met just five years ago. “The first thing she did right around when class was over is she walked up to me, and she was like, ‘Can I play you?’ and I remember, I was like, ‘oh,’ said Mbonu. “There has never been a Black woman player...

Shanique Yates

Oct 28, 2020

Meet Caleb Anderson, the 12-Year-Old College Sophomore Studying Aerospace Engineering

Caleb Anderson is not your average 12-year-old. Despite his young age, Anderson is already a sophomore studying aerospace engineering at Chattahoochee Technical College in Georgia. According to 11Alive , he began to show his brilliance from the time he was in diapers, learning sign language to effectively communicate before he could even speak. He leveled up even further by learning to read the United States Constitution at the age of two. “By nine months old, he was able to sign over 250 words, and by 11 months old, he was speaking and reading,” shared Anderson’s family. At the age of three, Anderson could already speak Spanish, Mandarin, and French on top of his native language English. He also qualified for MENSA — the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. According to Face to Face Africa , this society is only open to people who score at the 98 th percentile or higher on a supervised, standardized, or other approved intelligence test. “As we started to interact with...

Shanique Yates

Oct 2, 2020