Chloe Young

Academically Unexpected

She’s an accomplished musician—on piano, flute, and violin—who prefers Beethoven over other composers because “he broke rules.” She’s a true bibliophile who actually means it when she says she reads everything, including the list of ingredients in her favorite breakfast cereal. She’s a top student in her high school geometry class who probably spends more time helping her fellow students than she does working on her own assignments. And math isn’t even her favorite class.

“My teachers have been really supportive. They’re always pushing me; they’re always challenging me to be my best.”

She’s also a fifth-grader at McAuliffe Elementary; a 10-year-old who’s equally at home discussing allegory in science fiction novels as she is in front of a pile of Legos.

To say that Chloe Young is gifted is an exercise in understatement; to talk to her about her achievements, though, is a lesson in humility. In fact, despite the fact that it seems as if she’s always been ahead of the curve, she won’t hesitate to point out what she believes is, at least in part, behind her remarkable success: Greeley public schools.

“My teachers have been really supportive,” Chloe says. “They’re always pushing me; they’re always challenging me to be my best.”

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