11-Year-Old Boy Begins Freshman Year At University
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Most people enter college as a teenager with the hope of graduating in four to five years, but in that same time span, one University of Minnesota freshman will be getting his driver’s license.
Eleven-year-old Lucas Kramer is nearly finished with high school, but he spends most of his time on the university campus.
A profoundly gifted young man, Kramer could read three-letter words by age 2 and read college-level books at age 5. His academic brilliance has made his life pretty busy.
“No time for cartoons or video games,” Kramer said. “I spend my weekends doing homework most of the time.”
Kramer’s father, Tim Kramer, said that his son’s perpetual curiosity leaves him with few quiet moments. Even at lunch with his chemistry professor, Dr. Amanda Long, Kramer asks questions, usually about his lab work.