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World Today News featured 13 year old Pace Student Shahab Gharib in "At the age of 13: German child prodigy studies at an elite university in the USA"

05/04/2021

World Today News featured 13 year old Pace Student Shahab Gharib in "At the age of 13: German child prodigy studies at an elite university in the USA"

Shahab Gharib is only 13 years old and already a student at a renowned US university. What makes the teenager so special.

New York. According to his father, Shahab Gharib is “a perfectly ordinary 13-year-old with a gift for learning.” The boy likes to play along Playmobil, watches films or goes to a museum with his parents. However, Shahab prefers to sit at his desk and study.

Papa Bardia was this Couching Previously suspicious, the sporty man warned: “Go out, have fun, don’t sit inside all day.” In the meantime, he has come to terms with the fact that his son is a special child: After graduating from high school at the age of twelve, he went to university he is now at a model university in New York.

Already in the primary school Shahab Gharib always finished all tasks before his classmates. “That’s why I always read my way through all the libraries,” explains the 13-year-old who was born in Bruchsal in Baden-Württemberg and moved to Florida with his parents as a toddler.

“Every day I came home and said: Today I read three books, today I read four books,” remembers Shahab. The “Harry PotterHe already had all of them in first grade. “When he said he wanted to read my books, I said: You can’t do that, you are still much too young, that’s a secret language,” says Father Bardia.

“Of course he then taught himself to read. I gave him a couple Tricks showed how to recognize letters, and a few weeks later he pulled the first books off the shelf. He was maybe three then. “

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