One year after graduating high school, Tanishq Abraham surprised again by graduating from college with three different decrees.
Your everyday eleven-year-old is anxiously anticipating the end of 5th grade. Tanishq, however, is not your average American 11-year-old.
He managed to earn three associate degrees as a pr-teen. On Wednesday morning, Tanishq was preparing to take part in the ceremony during which he was awarded a degree in math, language studies and science.
Abraham is now an American River College graduate with a degree in general science, an associate’s degree in mathematics and physical science and a third one in language studies. And this headline-worthy even comes only a year after making the headlines for graduating from high-school at age 10.
“I like to learn so I just followed my passion of learning and that’s how I ended up here,” Tanishq said after having received his three degrees.
Tanishq was homeschooled by his mother who put her PhD studies on hold to be there for her son. She immediately realized that Tanishq was a few years ahead, even in kindergarten.
Since age four, Tanishq has belonged to the Mensa International association, whose members belong to those scoring in the top 2 percent on IQ tests.
There are some drawbacks of ultra-early graduation, though. Tanishq Abraham’s parents have gone to significant lengths to allow Tanisq to partake in everyday activities that children of his own age need. For instance, they engaged in a long-term three-hour round trip commute bi-weekly to ensure that Tanishq is able to participate in the San Francisco Boys Chorus.
Tanishq already has several plans for his future. Abrahams hopes to become either a medical researcher, a doctor or the president of the United States of America after having attended courses at Stanford University.
Despite his noteworthy intellectual capabilities, Tanishq is not far from other children his age. He enjoys playing video games with his sister, Tanishq says.
On his graduation cap, the words “to infinity and beyond” stood proud.
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