Young whiz stays ahead of the bunch
By NATALIE PEUTnataliep@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
YOU could call her a whiz kid ? she is living a life one year ahead of everyone else.
At age five Lisa Morrow (now 16 years old) began to read quite fluently.
Lisa is now completing year 12, but she is one year younger than her fellow school mates.
Lisa said she learned to read at a very young age and by the time she was five she was able to read a whole book.
"It was when I went to year one, all the other students were just learning to read and to do maths which was something I already knew,'' she said.
"I was ahead of everyone else by a lot and year one was just going to be too easy for me.
"My mum pushed the point to the school in getting me put up a grade so it was a lot more challenging for me.
"Finally the school made the decision to put me into year 2 instead of year 1 and from there I was always a year ahead.''
Lisa said although she had to wait until the end of the year to get her learner's driver permit, she was watching her friends get their licence.
She said it was hard but didn't bother her too much. "To me I am getting a year head start to everyone else my own age,'' she said.
"If I was put in a younger grade, I think I would be bored and disruptive.