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Teller Report featured Pace's 13-year-old student in "German studies at Pace at the age of 13"

04/21/2021

Teller Report featured Pace's 13-year-old student in "German studies at Pace at the age of 13"

Even in elementary school, Shahab Gharib was always done with all tasks in front of his classmates.

“That's why I always read my way through all the libraries,” says the 13-year-old who was born in Bruchsal, 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. "" He was through all of the "Harry Potter" volumes 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 is a secret language, "says Shahab's father Bardia.

“Of course he then taught himself to read.

I showed him a few tricks on how to recognize letters, and a few weeks later he pulled the first books off the shelf.

He was maybe three then.

But I neither trained nor forced, nor would I have written it down as special, because if I were a footballer and if I had started playing with him early, he might have juggled the ball, so it was normal for me. "

It wasn't until Gharib landed in the top thousandth in a nationwide test for children twice his age in fourth grade that the father realized: "That was the breakthrough for me, I thought something was wrong with the guy," says he. "We were really a little proud of that." Gharib switched to a gifted school in Florida, completed all his subjects with top marks, took additional online courses and finally graduated from high school last year - at just twelve years old. An age when other kids haven't even started high school.

He then applied to numerous universities and since this spring, Gharib, who turned 13 in February, has now been studying at New York's renowned Pace University - as one of the youngest students in the history of the educational institution, albeit not the youngest, as the university reports .

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Teller Report featured alumnus Bradley Cooper in "Science-loving Hollywood stars ... Know their university degrees"

08/31/2020

Teller Report featured alumnus Bradley Cooper in "Science-loving Hollywood stars ... Know their university degrees"

When Bradley was a little boy, he initially wanted to go to military school, and as he got older he chose to pursue something more realistic like acting; So he collected all his belongings after graduation and moved to New York, and there he obtained a master's degree in acting from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in 2000. Before that degree was in Bradley's hands, he was His path has started by performing in small roles on the movie screen.

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