A few weeks ago, a 16-year-old homeschooled lad was named Person of the Week by ABC News.
- ABC News, 9 December 2005, Person of the Week: Michael Viscardi
Michael Viscardi is a 16-year-old mathematician from San Diego. This week, he won the prestigious Siemens-Westinghouse Competition. He beat more than 1,000 other teenagers for the $100,000 college scholarship.
He is home-schooled by his mom, who has a doctorate in neuroscience. When he was 13, he began to outsmart his mother at math and began taking courses at the University of California at San Diego.
Of course, I’m a bit behind the curve on blogging this event.Â Belated congratulations to Mr. Viscardi, and to his parents.