At eleven years old, most American kids are finishing 5th grade and nervously anticipating middle school.
Eleven-year-old Tanishq Abraham just earned three associate degrees, an admirable accomplishment for anyone, let alone a pre-teen.
A native of Sacramento, California, Tanishq crossed the commencement stage at American River College on Wednesday to accept degrees in math, science, and language studies.
He told NBC affiliate KCRA that he wasn’t very nervous when he started taking courses at ARC, so graduating college wasn’t “much of a big thing.” On his Twitter account, he tweeted “4 yrs later-3 college degrees-Vry HAPPY.”
His mother, who put her own PhD studies on hold to homeschool Tanishq said that “even in Kindergarten, he was a few years ahead” and added “we just went from there,” as NBC Bay Area reported.
Tanishq has been a member of Mensa International, an association for people who have scored in the top two percent on an IQ test, since he was four.
When he was seven he began taking classes at ARC, which enabled him to finish his college degrees just one year after graduating from high school.
Tanishq Abraham poses for a graduation photo in this handout photo released to Reuters on June 12, 2014. The 10-year-old home-schooled California boy with presidential ambitions, who at age 4 became one of the youngest Americans admitted to the high-IQ society Mensa, has received his high school diploma, his mother said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Bijou and Taji Abraham/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES – Tags: SOCIETY EDUCATION PORTRAIT) ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
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