SACRAMENTO (KRON/AP) — An 11-year-old Northern California boy has earned three community college degrees at a time when most children are just finishing elementary school.
The Sacramento Bee reports Tanishq Abraham of Sacramento skipped first grade, completed second grade, and then started taking classes part-time at American River College when he was 7. He was easily the college’s youngest student.
American River is a community college in northern Sacramento County.
On Wednesday he graduated with a 4.0 with degrees in general science, math and physical science, and foreign language studies.
It was just a year ago at the age of 10 that Tanishq earned his high school degree. He then started taking college classes full time.
His mother, Taji had home-schooled Tanishq and his younger sister.
His father, Bijou Abraham says his son is a regular kid and “very social and outgoing.” He enjoys playing video games and swimming.
Not surprising, Tanishq has great aspirations for the future. They include becoming a doctor, a medical researcher, and President of the United States.
The boy’s 9-year-old sister, Tiara is also takes classes at the America River College.