Greyson Beights, author of Medieval LEGO and founder of Brick Universe, has graduated at Liberty University’s 44th Commencement at the age of just 17. Greyson graduates with a BSc History, appropriate given the subject matter of his book.
Liberty University profiles the recent graduate:
Taking on challenges seems to be a part of Beights’ DNA. He took his first college course when he was 11 years old. When his mother took his sister for her entrance exam at Piedmont Virginia Community College, Beights tagged along and asked if he could take the exam as well. He ended up answering 98 out of 99 questions correctly. Shortly thereafter, Beights took a general history course — and went on to get an A.
When the topic of achieving so much at such a young age comes up, Beights merely shrugs.
“I never really think about how young I am,” he said. “It has never been a race for me. To me, age is just a number. That said, I definitely do not take my position for granted, which is why I try to inspire others to go out and accomplish their dreams and reach for the sky no matter their age.”
The impressively intelligent fanatic worked on Medieval LEGO at the age of just 14.
The impetus for writing the book began with his passion for history education. “I read a report regarding America’s illiteracy in history and learning, which said, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, that 82 percent of our students are below proficient in history. LEGO seemed like a great way to get kids interested in history.”