Milwaukee fifth grader visits Ivy League university

Written by MCJStaff   // March 14, 2014   // 0 Comments

get-attachment.aspx1Justin Shumpert a Milwaukee 5th grader is pictured with Logan Powell, Director of Admissions at Princeton University in Trenton, New Jersey. Justin recently made the 900 mile trip with his mother and little brother to tour the University as a promise made by his parents if he achieved a 3.5 gpa or higher for the first two semesters of the school year. Justin first became interested in Princeton in third grade when he and a group of classmates won a medal in the Lindsey Heights Math Competition. He is currently testing at a 8.7 Math and Reading level in 5th grade. Justin was toured around the University with Shawon Jackson, a Chicago native who will graduate in 2015. When asked if he is gifted he says "No, there are lots of kids like me in Milwaukee, stories just aren't written about them.


Justin Shumpert

Logan Powell

Princeton University

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