13-year-old is CSUDH's youngest gradu...

13-year-old is CSUDH's youngest graduate ever

There are 45 comments on the Daily Breeze story from May 28, 2010, titled 13-year-old is CSUDH's youngest graduate ever. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

She plans on going to medical school. Sarita Mantravadi has established quite the resume for a 13-year-old. She has delivered keynote speeches at middle school graduation ceremonies and spends much of her free time volunteering for local organizations.

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amazing

Torrance, CA

#1 May 28, 2010
Wow, this girl is brilliant! Let's just hope she has real people skills, something that comes with age usually, but I'm not too concerned. She already is interacting with adults like equals, and thats shows enough as it is! Impressive!!
The Way It Is

United States

#2 May 28, 2010
These child prodigies always make for great headlines, but has anyone ever followed up and seen how they turn out the rest of their lives? I can't think of any time I've heard about one of these kids years later after they graduate college at 13 or 14.
ann

Walnut Creek, CA

#3 May 28, 2010
omg, that is unbelievable!!! i also started at lahc and worked at tmmc i wonder if i ever came across her
stinky finger

Van Nuys, CA

#4 May 28, 2010
yes,

they become victims and have no real social skills and are afraid to look ordinary people in the eye. im stoked to see the the accomplishment no doubht.
CSU degree mill

North Hollywood, CA

#5 May 28, 2010
wow makes my CSUDH degree seem really valuable now!
Now I can say I graduated from cal state dominguez hill MIDDLE school lol... and to think I actually graduated from CSUDH... what a joke now!
mmmm

Villa Park, CA

#6 May 29, 2010
Talking about operating on all cylinders...

You go Girl!!!!!

Way and stink, the follow ups I have read, some do really well and others experience tragedy, much like everyone else. Many become extremely valuable to society and meld into the wood work.

Most of the kids I have read about over the years become Professors.

http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp...

Sometimes being pressured to do great things, much like the little league mentality that some parents inflict on their kids.

On a kid that really has it together such as this young lady, the folks have a hard time keeping up though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_child_pr...

just my view....
sunny

Gardena, CA

#7 May 29, 2010
My son was fortunate to have her as his chemistry tutor at DH. She is a well-rounded person and very likable. Good luck!
Don Diller

Van Nuys, CA

#8 May 29, 2010
Good kid, great story.

Our education system seems to focus more on kids who are average or who have trouble learning. It would be nice if we could scoop up the best and brightest and nurture them as apparently someone did for this young lady.
Spartan

Redondo Beach, CA

#9 May 29, 2010
Congrats Sarita!
anon

United States

#10 May 29, 2010
great story!
bob mann

Fontana, CA

#11 May 29, 2010
who cares...? it's only csudh. even a baby can graduate from here
Cogressional review

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#13 May 29, 2010
CSU degree mill wrote:
wow makes my CSUDH degree seem really valuable now!
Now I can say I graduated from cal state dominguez hill MIDDLE school lol... and to think I actually graduated from CSUDH... what a joke now!
US Congress approved a CSUDH graduate for promotion to Lieutenant General years ago, United Nations appointed a chief weapons inspector to Baghdad Monitoring & Verification Center that graduated from CSUDH, many graduates from CSUDH graduated from law and med schools at UCLA, UC Davis and UC Irvine. People who have had their humble beginnings at CSUDH continue to raise the bar in the US and around the world for competitiveness as well as quntity and quality of contributions to society.
Kelli

Redondo Beach, CA

#14 May 29, 2010
Kids like this always messed up the curve for us slackers!

You go girl!

Since: Apr 09

Torrance, CA

#15 May 29, 2010
CSU degree mill wrote:
wow makes my CSUDH degree seem really valuable now!
Now I can say I graduated from cal state dominguez hill MIDDLE school lol... and to think I actually graduated from CSUDH... what a joke now!
Yeah, that degree is a joke. One would think that a college grad would know to put caps on a proper noun.
bob mann wrote:
who cares...? it's only csudh. even a baby can graduate from here
Wow, there's just no pleasing some people. I'm betting that the real issue is that she is a 13-year-old who understands microbiology and is smarter than you two are.
Oh_Mommy_

Valley Village, CA

#16 May 29, 2010
Now she's overqualified for working at Walmart.
MLD- HTPA Mom

United States

#17 May 29, 2010
That's awesome! Good luck to her in whatever she decides to do with her life. Sounds like a great kid!
EricM

Los Angeles, CA

#18 May 29, 2010
That's awesome. You can tell she also has a good personality. I think the traditional school system is broken. Forcing kids to go at a pace that may not be suitable for them. Either slowing kids down and boring them to death, or making kids move too fast and promoting them before they are ready and then they never catch up.

Obviously this girl is an extreme example. I'd also be in favor of expelling kids starting in the 10th grade or so who clearly have no interest in school and spend that money on the kids that do.
BC in Torrance

Redondo Beach, CA

#20 May 29, 2010
So, a thirteen-year-old can use the word "innate" without missing a beat, but the author of the this piece doesn't know that "different" must be followed with "from," not "than." Maybe they should give her a job as a Breeze editor.
DOG

Canoga Park, CA

#22 May 29, 2010
Great job!
Wow

Murrieta, CA

#23 May 29, 2010
stinky finger wrote:
yes,
they become victims and have no real social skills and are afraid to look ordinary people in the eye. im stoked to see the the accomplishment no doubht.
Mr./Ms. Know-it-all:
Yep, I'm sure your a successful expert on the subject...there's always one like you in every crowd...always has to be to balance out the reasonable people.

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