FAIRBANKS — Griffith Thomas is in the sixth-grade at Crawford Elementary School, though his demeanor suggests a much older student. Griffith’s teachers have gone as far as calling him a “very unique talent.”
In addition to being an excellent student, according to his teachers, Griffith appears to be a deep thinker. His teachers say he is never afraid to try something new and doesn’t shy away from going the extra step to perfect his finished product.
“Griffith takes the time to analyze all work, and even has the time to explain things to his classmates,” his teacher said. “They all call him ‘the professor,’ and he wears it well.”
Though Griffith’s conscientious work ethic appears to extend to all subjects, he expressed a particular interest in scientific exploration. He enjoys both chemistry and physics.
“I am very curious and want to learn, and I have had a lot of encouragement from my teachers,” Griffith said.
On top of his academics, he participates in chess club, takes martial arts classes, plays piano and a number of summer sports. In the future, Griffith thinks he likely will end up working in a scientific field, but has also considered pursuing careers in architecture, engineering and inventing.