YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Brooklyn Butler, a sixth grader at Seaborn Elementary School in Mineral Ridge, navigates a pen-shaped soldering iron as she delicately removes a capacitor from a small circuit board.

It’s not a task normally assigned to a middle school student.  However, Butler is well ahead of others her age.

“I’m already familiar with some of it,” she said.  “My dad taught me.” 

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