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salima
Sep 24th, 2003, 06:44 AM
Uzbek TV program Akhborot reported:

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"HILOLA went to school when she was six. As she finished 11-year education course in School No. 23 in the city of Karshi in five years, she applied for admission to a university. With 128 points she was admitted to the foreign languages faculty of the university," the report said.
The report went on to say that University officials were seeking to enter Hilola in the Guinness Book of Records as the world´s youngest student. The bid has been announced through the Internet, the report said.

In an interview with the news programme, Hilola talked about herself.
"I learned Russian when I was three. I learned to write and to read when I was three. I started reading and writing in English when I was four. Apart from my studies
I play tennis and the piano," she said.

will she go for piano, tennis or books?

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ghosts
Sep 24th, 2003, 07:24 AM
:yeah:

azza
Sep 24th, 2003, 07:50 AM
:woohoo: tennis

controlfreak
Sep 24th, 2003, 08:52 AM
Poor girl.

switz
Sep 24th, 2003, 12:09 PM
there a girl who was at my uni in sydney who had finished an advanced mathematics degree when she was 14 and was doing her PhD. doggie housser MD eat your heart out

Lita's Ex
Sep 25th, 2003, 04:41 AM
It's reallly awesome that this girl rocks academically but it's socially that I worry about her. Eventhough she's smarter than most teens and adults, she's still a kid. I hope she turns out ok.

salima
Sep 25th, 2003, 08:45 AM
Good pint nowitski, but someone so extraordinary is not living up to normal also in the social life

doloresc
Sep 25th, 2003, 12:18 PM
there was a child prodigy in the 70's who entered the university of southern california at age 11 (or thereabouts). her progress in her freshman year was monitored by a local paper and they reported that she had loads of social problems, the inability to bond with students 7 or more years older being the primary one. i don't think you should hold gifted children back but her parents and educators must take into account her age and make sure she has time to fraternize with her peer group.

CanadianBoy21
Sep 25th, 2003, 03:39 PM
Good for her... If she is so smart and gifted, why should she hold back. And if she is morally strong and can control her emotions, I think it's great.
If I was smarter than all the kids when I was a child, I would love to skip those grades.
What matters is that she wants to do it, not that her parents want her to do it, if she is happy, she might as well go to higher education at a young age.

Gowza
Sep 26th, 2003, 03:21 AM
i think it is hard for someone 7 years younger than her peers to to have a normal social life, at least with her peers. she's 7 years younger her interests, although she may be more mature than people her age, will still be a bit different to her older peers.plus the age factor that they can do certain things she can't so she will automatically be left out. i think the better way to go sociall would be to keep her going with the tennis and piano. tennis can be fun and social at the same time, plus she'll be around people her age. playing some social sport and keeping up with her friends from back when she was a bit younger would be better imo. course i'm not in her situation and never will be so it's always tough to give advice about things you haven't experienced yourself.

JaneAgain
Sep 26th, 2003, 05:22 AM
One of the programs that the foundation that I am involved with provides services to young people who, like Hilola exhibit extraordinary intellectual ability, and come from low or moderate income families. They are a fascinating group to work with. In some ways, mature far beyond their years, and still children in other ways. They often feel isolated even ostracized, particularly in poor communities. They rarely have what would properly be called a “peer group” to associate with, being too intellectually advanced for people their own age and too socially and emotionally immature for adults. All too often, without support, these young people either try to hide their ability or engage in self-destructive behavior in an attempt to fit in. Each year we bring all the young people in our program together for a week of activities and encourage them to continue to communicate with each other after they go home. The atmosphere during the week is absolutely amazing as some of these young people, for the first time, have an opportunity to relate to others who truly are their peers. I will always remember a 13 year old girl who broke down in tears when she had to go home. She said that, before she came there, she never realized that there were other people like her.

I hope Hilola is receiving all the support she needs. Each of these young people is a rare treasure with the ability to give so much to the world.

salima
Sep 26th, 2003, 08:24 AM
Very good post JaneAgain. you left us all by a distance.
JaneAgain v the rest 6-3 6-0 :bowdown: