Sacramento 11-year-old earns 3 college degrees

May 26, 2015 1:24 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (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 Sacramento's Tanishq Abraham 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.

His degrees are in general science, math and physical science, and foreign language studies.

American River College is a California community college.

His mother, Taji had home-schooled Tanishq and his younger sister.

The boy finished high school last year and started taking college classes full time, the newspaper reported.

His father, Bijou Abraham says his son is a regular kid and "very social and outgoing." He enjoys playing video games and swimming.

The boy's 9-year-old sister, Tiara is also takes classes at the college.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee

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