- Lucy Li
Move over, Tiger! Starting Thursday, the fourth-grader will be up against some of the best female golfers in the world in the U.S. Open.
No matter how she does, she's already a winner. Lucy's only been playing for 3 years, but she's the youngest person ever to qualify for the tournament.
On top of that, she loves to laugh. During her press conference earlier this week, she was adorably honest.
- Jaden Newman
9-year-old basketball player
Playing against 12th-graders? No sweat for Jaden.
Not only does she play for her local high school's varsity team, she's started the recruiting process with the University of Miami. A lot of people (94% in a Good Morning America poll) said they think that's too young. Jaden's dad, though, says it's no different from a young math genius taking college classes.
- Alexis Martin
It's one thing for a toddler to be reading on a 5th-grade level, but it's another if she can also name state capitals and teach herself Spanish with an iPad app. The giggly girl's genius was noticed by Mensa, an organization that only accepts people with IQs in the top 2%, and they let her in the club.
I can easily say she is the most adorable genius I've ever seen.
- Kristoffer von Hassel
Most parents would probably be mad if their kids found a secret way to access video games they weren't supposed to. Kristoffer's computer-savvy dad, though, was so impressed when his son found a backdoor that he called Microsoft to tell them about the bug. Microsoft fixed it and thanked the 5-year-old by listing him on its website.
- Suvir Mirchandani
This sixth-grader has a unique solution for the government deficit.
By changing to a font that uses less ink, his research that was published in the Journal of Emerging Investigators says, the government can save hundreds of millions of dollars. He has his share of skeptics, but his day in the spotlight was a lot more about his out-of-the-box idea leading adults to ask, "Why didn't I think of that?"
- Jahmir Wallace
10-year-old trumpet player
It's not the difficulty of the music he plays that makes Jahmir a prodigy, it's how he plays it: with his feet.
He was born without arms, but that didn't stop the 5th-grader from picking up the trumpet and getting good enough to play at his elementary school concert just four months later. He also plays the guitar.
Watch Jahmir in action here.
With crazy feats in sports, academics and beyond under their belts already, these kids aren't just going somewhere, they're already there.