Elijah Precciely, a home-schooled student who already had been taking classes at Southern University, has started full-time at the college this spring, according to WAFB. At this time he will have already published a book and submitted five patents for his inventions.
Elijah started building his own inventions at home at a young age before his mother, Pamela Precciely, a Southern University alumna, reached out to Dr. Diola Bagayoko, who is in the university’s Physic’s Department, about finding Elijah some lab space on the campus. Bagayoko encouraged Elijah to join his classes. Elijah went on to take biology, physics and business classes at Southern University.
When he graduates, he will just be learning to drive.
Elijah put a school cap on his head and a letterman jacket on over his shirt and bow tie before he academically signed with the university Friday at a meeting attended by his family and the school’s board of supervisors, according to The Advocate.
By the time he was 5 years old, Elijah preached his first sermon and was a guest on WTQT 106.1 FM radio station, where he now has his own weekly show.
“It feels great,” Elijah told The Advocate. “I thank God that all my hard work and all the pouring (into me) did not go in vain.”
He will study physics and mechanical engineering through the honors college. When he was 8, he started taking biology, physics and business classes at the school, according to The Advocate.
He has also published a book, submitted five patents for inventions and hosts a weekly radio show, according to The Advocate.