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Diploma 10-Year-Old: Boy Among Youngest High School Graduates

By    |   Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 09:18 AM

10-year-old Tanishq Abraham of Sacramento, California, received his high school diploma this past Sunday, one of the youngest people to ever do so.

"It wasn't like easy but it was not that hard either," he told reporters at ABC affiliate KXTV, who attended his family's private ceremony at the California Auto Museum.


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

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Abraham was home-schooled through his high school courses, and has already begun taking classes at the local community college, American River College, near the family's home. His parents say he was inducted into the high-IQ society Mensa when he was four, and that's when they truly knew their son was exceptionally gifted.

Taji Abraham, his mother, told NBC Bay Area on Wednesday that she's glad the family took the time to have a ceremony for his graduation.

"He said he liked being home-schooled but really wanted a cap-and-gown ceremony. He worked so hard for it," she said, noting that her son completed his high school proficiency exams back in March. "It was really emotional."

"He came out smart," said his father, Bijou.

Abraham's parents are quite accomplished themselves; his mother is a veterinarian pursuing her PhD and his father is a software engineer and Cornell Graduate. His father once got a perfect SAT score in math.

Their daughter, 8-year-old Tiara, is also a member of Mensa, putting both children in the top 2 percent of the population based on IQ.

Asked what he does for fun, Abraham said that he recently joined the San Francisco Boys Chorus, loves video games, and likes playing with Bili, one of his two cats whose name means "cat" in Hindi.

Abraham also keeps busy on Twitter, where he posts articles he finds interesting. In his profile on the site he says he plans to one day become president.



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