Macyn Rice,10 at home
So, Macyn Rice, who shares a sea-theme bedroom with her 4-year-old sister, still has some of her baby teeth and is six years away from getting her driver's license, will start ninth grade at Cumberland Valley High School on Wednesday.
"I'm going to feel like an ant," said Macyn, who stands 4-foot-3 and weighs 50 pounds.Upperclassmen got wind of her visit by the end of first period, said brother, Zachare, 17, who will be a CV senior. "They said, 'I hear she's 10 years old. Is she really that smart?' " he said.
Actually, yeah, he told them.Macyn, a talkative girl who smiles often and laughs easily, ignored the initial teasing.
"The first day, everyone's like, 'What are you doing here?' By the third day, they were like, 'Hey, can I get a picture with you?' They'd take out notebooks and ask for my autograph. Most kids were nice," she said.
Macyn doesn't show a trace of conceit.
She isn't going to high school because she thinks she's better than other 10-year-olds.
"It's not that I love the idea. I just want to get this done," she said.I am glad she refuted this, I'm a winter Baby,LOL!Macyn, who is called 'Macy" by her parents, brother and sister Marah, 4, started kindergarten at a private school at age 4. Teachers said she was ready for fifth-grade work. The next year, she went to second grade at a public school. She received half-hour-a-week gifted services, despite testing on a seventh-grade level. Her parents took her out at Christmas.
"I haven't been in a real school since I was 5," Macyn said.
Instead, she zoomed through a virtual, charter school. Although Macyn's classes came through the Internet at home, her parents don't teach her.
She took first place in her school's science fair last spring. Her entry tried to refute two Notre Dame scientists' explanation for a noted tendency of children born in winter to be less healthy and less smart. She filled columns with data she gathered on her own.
"Macy got ticked off because she's a winter baby," Christy Rice said.
I hope Macyn gets the respect she deserves while in High School and that she still enjoys her childhood, she seems to have what it takes, in the way of social aptness! She's as cute as a button! It's hilarious that she called the teens, "kids" in saying they were nice!!
You go, Macyn!