Chance Woodson was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on May 2, 2005. Throughout his childhood, he resided in New Canton, Virginia, within Buckingham County, where he was enrolled in the Buckingham County Public Schools system.
He graduated from Buckingham County High School (BCHS) in 2023 with an advanced studies diploma as the valedictorian of his class as well as from the Governor's School of Southside Virginia, receiving his associate degree with highest honors as a dually enrolled high school student. During high school, he also served as the historian and president of the BCHS chapter of the FBLA, was captain of his high school scholastic bowl team, and was a member of the National Beta Club and the National Honor Society.
He will now attend the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar and plans to study physics and computer science to prepare for a quantum computing research career.