Probably one of the first things most people would tell you about any interaction they have with William Knauth is his charming personality and passion to see and experience the world - that, and his affinity for golf.
At just 13 years old, the eighth-grade Curtin Middle School student has an ability to speak casually on nearly any subject with a precocious analysis and an enthusiastic, professional delivery that both defies his age - and size.
However, that should be no surprise coming from a student whose academic resume boasts successes such as having joined the gifted program in third grade at Cochran Elementary School, tested out of fourth-grade math, was taking Algebra 1 in fifth grade, and by sixth grade was in geometry.
Today, he's taking trigonometry and pre-calculus online at the Eldred Street middle school, and, in mid-October, Knauth said he just scored a 100 on one of those midterms.
If for nothing else, Knauth is in it for the challenge and the absorption of knowledge to quench a curiosity that's apparent to anyone who encounters the teen.
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