The revenge of the nerds
MANILA, Philippines – In the Information Age, the nerd reigns supreme.
Gone are the days when kids were too cool for school. Slackers and jocks are no longer the big men on campus; it's now the A-student.
The class of 2015 has its share of brilliant students who made headlines because of near-perfect grade averages and getting a higher degree way ahead of their peers.
There's Tiffany Uy of the University of the Philippines – Diliman, who graduated with a biology degree as summa cum laude. Uy made headlines in recent days for getting a 1.004 – the first to achieve the highest grade point average since pre-war years.
Uy's good friend Carmela Lao also achieved a near-perfect average – graduating from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology with a 4.9 out of 5.0.
And at 18, Jozef Erece is one of the youngest law graduates in the world, having just graduated from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia.
The revolution is in full swing. It's a golden age for the nerds and the geeks. – Rappler.com