Deep, into the Darkness peering
Grade A Nerd
My parents knew very early on in my adolescence that I was growing up to be one very special child. At the age of five, my cognitive and mental capacity scores on the Dunbar’s Child IQ test were almost off the charts.
In high school, I fit the mold of the stereotypical nerd. I gravitated towards engineering, mathematics, and computer programming, and I was socially awkward—especially around girls. A love of games is one of the few things I have in common with other teens, so I tend to talk about them a lot. Putting my computer programming knowledge to good use, I even designed and developed my very own Team Flight Battleground entitled “The Flying Banditos in Arms.”
Many first-rate universities tried to recruit me, but it was a letter from East Texas University’s Aerospace Engineering Department that made me decide to become an ETU Raven. Being the inventor of the next Nobel Prize winning jet engine would be very exciting, or at least that’s what my letter alluded to.