There are geniuses, old and young in every nook and cranny of the world and one may not need to search hard to find them.
A nine-year-old brilliant girl named Danielle Boadu has become a social media sweetheart after being crowned the champion at a national maths competition.
She won the competition which was organised in observance of World Maths Day, which falls on March 23.
Boadu, a pupil at Heritage Park Primary School in Peterborough was among several primary school children tasked to display basic understanding of mathematics.
She defeated N450 other brilliant students to emerge winner of the competition launched by edtech provider Renaissance Learning.
According to reports, the contenders from primary schools across the UK and Ireland created their visual representation of Maths, but Boadu’s design was selected from over 450 entries by expert judges who admired her work.
An excited Boadu, spoke about how she enjoyed the demonstration of her entry.
”I enjoyed finding all the shapes and patterns in the playground and drawing the objects that I counted and observed,” she told Peterborough Telegraph.
The little girl was awarded a Kindle Fire tablet and a year’s subscription to Renaissance’s Freckle and Star Maths practice and assessment solutions for their class or school.
All the participants will receive a certificate to appreciate them for taking part in the competition.
Similarly, Uchegbu Obinna John-Paul, a 16-year-old Nigerian boy is being celebrated online for his stellar academic performance.
An Imo-based On Air Personality, Pope Saviola Godwyn, took to his social media page to reveal that Uchegbu scored 9 A’s in WAEC and 331 in JAMB.
He celebrated the boy who happens to be his mentee, for acing his 2022 West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exams and Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exams.
Saviola, in a post on Facebook, heaped praises on the Whizkid while sharing photos of his results and how he prepared for the exams.
In his words; “The results were quite expected considering the times we’ve spent together assiduously working towards achieving those results “He loves reading, he even got better than me because I love reading and I’m a prolific writer who always aim to gain knowledge.
“Obinna reads a lot and ahead too, he started reading Biology textbooks for senior secondary school when he was in Jss 2. I could remember him turning his room door to blackboard where he teaches his imaginary friends Biology.
“He wakes up to read at night and is quite jovial too always wanting to know more.”