An 11-year-old California boy who said regular school “bored” him just graduated from college with three degrees!Tanishq Abraham graduated from American River College in Sacramento with three Associate’s degrees which he earned in math and physical science, general science and foreign language studies.
He is possibly the youngest graduate in the college’s 60-year history.
At the age of 10, he graduated from high school and has been taking classes at ARC since he was 7 years old. Because he found regular school boring, Tanishq was home-schooled by his mother Taji, a
veterinarian who reportedly took a break from her own PhD studies to teach him.
Gushing at the graduation, his proud mum Taji Abraham said, "We did it as a family, as teamwork. And I was just cheering, I was just crying there when I saw Tanishq walk down the stage.”
Higher intellect apparently runs in the family. His father, Bijou Abraham, had a perfect math score on his SAT. He is a Cornell University graduate and software engineer.
Tanishq’s younger sister Tiara, 9, is also a prodigy; both children joined high school, Mensa International at the age of four.
“Even in kindergarten,” Taji Abraham said, Tanishq “was a few years ahead. It just went from there.”
Tanishq’s summer plans include taking an eight-week Calculus II course, and a family vacation. His long-term goals include attending Stanford University, becoming a doctor, winning a Nobel Prize in medicine, and becoming President of the United States.