Posts by Enjoli Francis

  • At 21, Sho Yano Is Set to Become Youngest M.D.

    Enjoli Francis at ABC News Blogs2 yrs ago

    Sho Yano is living his dream - and calling to mind for many the popular '90s show "Doogie Howser M.D."

    This week, the 21-year-old will become the youngest student to attain an M.D. from the University of Chicago, but in 2000, he was a 9-year-old college freshman eschewing the word "genius."

    "I'm not a genius. I'm gifted," he told ABC News. "I got a gift from God and I may be accountable to God for using it wisely. Besides, I have to work for it."

    When he was 12 - having already graduated in three years from Loyola University - Yano entered the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine, participating in a program where students get both their doctorate and medical degrees.

    According to the Chicago Tribune, he completed his first year of medical school, got his Ph.D. in molecular genetics and cell biology and then pursued the rest of medical school so that he'd be at least 18 when it came time to work with patients.

    Yano was reportedly reading by the age of 2, writing by the age of 3 and composing music by 5. At the age of 8, he scored a 1,500 out of 1,600 on the SAT.

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  • Maryland Teachers, the Three Amigos, Claim Mega Millions Ticket

    Enjoli Francis at ABC News Blogs2 yrs ago

    The winners of the Maryland Lottery's Mega Millions have finally come forward - and none of them is a McDonald's employee.

    Stephen Martino, the director of the state's lottery, said this morning that three friends who worked in the public education system had come forward with the ticket.

    Calling themselves "the Three Amigos," the winners - a man in his 40s, a woman in her 20s and a woman in her 50s - pooled their money to buy 60 tickets. Under Maryland law, they can choose to remain anonymous and they intend to keep their riches a secret from the general public.

    The youngest member of the trio reportedly kept the tickets and called the other two when she realized one set of numbers matched.

    One of the winners was so unconcerned about the drawing that she went to sleep.

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