Meet the youngest graduate from Fullerton
Jack Rico may look like just another 13-year-old teenager, but this boy from the USA has become the youngest graduate from Fullerton college in California.
He did not graduate with one but four associate degrees. According to reports, the subjects in which he earned accolades were not easy either. His chosen subjects included History, Human expression, Social Behaviour, and Social Science, he aced all of them while maintaining the perfect GPA score as well — 4.0.
But he’s one of the prodigies in the world, let’s meet a few others too.
- Michael Kearney holds the Guinness World Book Record for being the youngest college graduate ever — he was 10 years old when he got the degree. He was born in Honolulu, and homeschooled by his mother. He was diagnosed with ADHD, but that didn’t hold this child prodigy back. Kearney began to read at 10 months old and finished his high school education in one year.
- Moshe Cavalin received his associate’s degree at age seven and graduated at the age of 11. Moshe later enrolled at UCLA. He initially wanted to study astrophysics, but realized he had a passion for computer science.
- Gregory Smith became a graduate at the age of 13. In just one year, he completed his elementary education. In two years, he was a high school graduate.
- Charles Homer Haskins was only 19 when, in 1890, he was awarded his PhD in History from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. After teaching at Johns Hopkins, Haskins went on to become a professor at Wisconsin University and then Harvard University.
- In 1985, at the tender age of 13, Ruth Lawrence graduated from Oxford University with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. The next year, she got a second degree, this time in Physics, which was followed by a PhD in Mathematics in 1989 when she was just 17.