Elijah Precciely is a young genius, who at the age of fourteen, is about to secure his bachelor’s degree in May 2023. The Baton Rouge, LA native currently attends Southern University, where he is a junior double majoring in physics and chemical engineering.
In 2019, Elijah at the age of 11, became the school’s youngest person to receive a full-ride scholarship.
While already balancing two rigorous STEM majors; the full-time student and published author is also juggling his interest in other fields.
According to WBRZ2, his mother, Pamela Precciely said “He’s able to speak up about his own differences or his own challenges; Even when it comes to classes, he said he was taking physics and chemical engineering. But he also literally would say, ‘I want to make sure I can get a business class in there.”
Being An Inspiration For Future Students
Precciely hopes to be a source of encouragement and inspiration for others. He says, “Well, I don’t look for just breaking records, I look for changing lives. And in that, I will break records. My first priority is to be a shining light to help others, and the second priority is to make sure that I help people like me and people who want to connect with me.”
“You’ll have many Black and brown children to see someone who looks like them; and does not have to cater to other institutions that are traditionally known for geniuses,” said his father, Pastor Steven Precciely.
“There is greatness right here at an HBCU. There’s greatness here, and you can shine and you can get a great education here and encourage them to do likewise.” He added.
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