At just 18 years-old, Polite Stewart has already earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Southern University.

Stewart first enrolled at Southwern at 14 years-old and has done nothing but excel.

It father says Stewart was always a fast learner with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. As a Southern alumin, he trusted that his young son would get the attention and education he deserved.

From the Huffington Post:

“When the parents entrust the university to someone of that age, understanding external forces that can work in that situation, it takes an understanding and ensuring that the skills and abilities are encouraged and recognized,” Llorens said. “We believe we have the unique support system for just that. We pleased and very proud of him, and we think we have an atmosphere that nurtures that kind of talent.”

Stewart Sr. says he never considered any setbacks for his son, or that he would miss out on experiences his classmates in high school were enjoying during his undergraduate career.

“I knew that faculty, people at Southern would take him under their wings and help him to flourish. We realized that he was going to go to college early, so we tried to expose him to older classmates, playing with older children to get him ready for the environment.”


Stewart hopes to complete a few research projects at NC State University, and then head off to grad school.

Congrats to this talented young man!

Polite has achieved so much at such a young age. And he’s just getting started!

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