May 17, 2019
Daniel Liu, 13, Ready for Next Academic Challenge
More than 80 Ottawa Hills eighth graders traveled to Washington, D.C., this week as part of the annual class trip. Missing from that peer group was Daniel Liu, who started kindergarten with them in 2010. But Daniel already has been to Washington. In fact, he’s been inside the White House and met President Obama.
Not much has followed a traditional script for 13-year-old Daniel. He will graduate from Ottawa Hills May 30 with nearly 100 college credits – and transfer many of those to a new college he plans to start this fall. For Daniel and his family, his educational journey – which over the last eight years saw him skip four grades, publish three scientific articles in professional journals, win a national chemistry contest at age 10, and excel academically unlike any other student in Ottawa Hills history – is about to begin a new chapter. (Continue reading about Daniel’s journey)