10-year-old home-schooled student in California earns high school diploma

Published: June 13, 2014

Tanishq Abraham, a 10-year-old home schooled student in California, has become one of the youngest U.S. students to receive a high school diploma. Submitted photo/Twitter.

VANCOUVER DESI

A home-schooled student in California has officially graduated high school at just 10-years-old.

Tanishq Abraham of Sacramento, Californa became one of the youngest U.S. students to receive a high school diploma at a private ceremony on Sunday, according to the Washington Post.

Home-schooled since the age of 7, Tanishq passed a state exam in March and met the requirements to graduate – with a 4.0 grade-point average, the Washington Post reported.

“It wasn’t, like, easy, but it was not that hard either,” he told reporters.

According to the Washington Post, Tanishq was one of the youngest Americans to ever be admitted to the high IQ society Mensa at the age of four, started taking classes at American River College when he was seven and has since completed 42 college credits. He’s even published stories on the NASA website.

According to the Post, the ten-year-old plans to  transfer to the University of California to complete his bachelor’s degree before going on to medical school.

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