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10-year-old graduates high school, plans to cure cancer

Posted by on Jun. 12, 2014 at 2:41 PM
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10-year-old Tanishq Abraham becomes one of the youngest people to graduate high school

Tanishq Abraham, 9, smiles during the ceremony where
Tanishq Abraham, 9, smiles during the ceremony where he and other students where inducted into the International Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa at American River College in Sacramento, Calif on May 3, 2013. (Credit: AP)

 

A 10-year-old Northern California boy is celebrating a milestone most people don't reach until they are in their late teens.

Tanishq Abraham has become one of the youngest people to graduate from high school. The Sacramento boy received his diploma at a private ceremony in front of family and friends on Sunday, and even got a congratulatory letter from the White House, KXTV in Sacramento reported.

Tanishq was home-schooled and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He told KXTV the work wasn't easy, but not that hard either.

"The way my brain works is that when you give me something, information about that topic comes into my mind," he said. "I don't know what it is, but that's how it is for me."

His mom, Taji, said she suspected her son was gifted, but didn't know until the results of an IQ test. Tanishqjoined Mensa, a group for people whose IQ is in the top 2 percent of the population, at the age of 4.

So what's next for him?

Tanishq is taking college courses and says he wants to be a scientist, but also president. He has his sights set on medical school at the University of California, Davis, and finding a cure for cancer.

 

by on Jun. 12, 2014 at 2:41 PM
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Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Jun. 12, 2014 at 2:44 PM

 bump

Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Jun. 12, 2014 at 2:44 PM

 bump

JDmommyJD
by the sauce is boss on Jun. 12, 2014 at 2:47 PM

 Bravo...

But im curious as to how his mother homeschooled him so fast.. And how she was able to personally teach him enough to challenge him.

JackAttacks
by Angel on Jun. 12, 2014 at 2:48 PM

 is he 9 or is he 10? the article cant make up its mind...

autodidact
by Snarknado on Jun. 12, 2014 at 2:49 PM
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he was nine in that picture 

Quoting JackAttacks:

 is he 9 or is he 10? the article cant make up its mind...


autodidact
by Snarknado on Jun. 12, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Homeschool doesn't necessarily mean that the child learns solely from parents. 

Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Jun. 12, 2014 at 2:50 PM
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 He was 9 in the pic.

Quoting JackAttacks:

 is he 9 or is he 10? the article cant make up its mind...

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 12, 2014 at 2:50 PM
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He was 9 when the pic was taken but 10 at graduation.

Quoting JackAttacks:

 is he 9 or is he 10? the article cant make up its mind...

Crymsm
by Platinum Member on Jun. 12, 2014 at 2:50 PM
How do you pronounce the name?
abrittani
by on Jun. 12, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Pretty cool. I just read and posted about a family the other day that has raised almost all 10 of their kids to get into college by 12-13, all doing really good professions... No one cared though lol. 

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