Caleb Sheehan’s 4.0 grade-point average proves he excels in all subjects, but his favorite is the one that leaves the least room for guessing — computer programing.
“I like the definitiveness of it,” he said. “In school, we have biology and something might work or it might not, it might grow or it might not ... But in computers, this will work or it won’t.”
Sheehan, who began researching computers as a kid and repairing them as a teen, said he most likely will continue his technological work this fall by attending the University of Louisville and majoring in computer engineering.
But computers aren’t Sheehan’s sole interest. The Kentucky Governor’s Scholar plays varsity soccer and tennis and serves as the head of the Habitat for Humanity Youth Committee.
Sheehan, son of Tim and Lori Sheehan, also participated in the University of Kentucky’s American Private Enterprise Youth Program, which explores how cooperatives function.
In the future, Sheehan hopes to continuing expanding his horizons in the style of his role model, Benjamin Franklin.
“He held the title of scientist, philosopher, politician, entrepreneur, philanthropist and many other occupations,” said Sheehan. “His drive to attain an intellectual diversity is something I strive to emulate every day.”