Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2022-05-24 18:23:25 –
Pulaski County, Kentucky (LEX 18) —11-year-old Samson Mead lives in Science Hill as he takes his interest in nature and science to the next level.
“I started science by actually studying physics. I wanted to know how things work,” Samson said.
After months of studying, Samsung passed a college-level exam program (also known as CLEP) for the natural sciences. Samsung’s parents, David and Mee Gammad, wanted to raise six children in a homeschooling environment.
“We are really focused on giving them more time to explore. All the interests and homeschooling they want to explore really make that time possible,” says Megan.
Samsung contacted Somerset Community College, where he took the exam. Leaders said the CLEP test helps students get a college degree faster. Currently, Samsung has six college credits. Somerset also shared that someone of Samsung’s age rarely passes this exam.
David, Samson’s father, said: They can be realized, there is nothing impossible if you believe it. If other people do it, you can do it too. “
Samson says that growing up in a practical environment for homeschooling was the reason he first became interested in nature and science.
“It’s fun to have all that knowledge. Knowing so much of the world that actually making you a better person doesn’t hurt you.”
Samsung wants to be a veterinarian, paleontologist, and filmmaker. His parents expect him to complete a high school level course in the next few years.
Samsung wants to set an example for his younger brothers and all the young people listening to him. He shared this message, saying, “I think the effort will only pay off.”
Samsung values his education and says that learning never stops. He plans to take another CLEP exam for biology in the next few months.