10-year-old California student earns high school diploma

Sacramento student Tanishq Abraham earned his high school diploma eight years ahead of schedule.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   June 11, 2014 at 7:42 PM

SACRAMENTO, June 11 (UPI) -- Tanishq Abraham, of Sacramento, Calif., is way ahead of the curve.

The 10-year-old prodigy, who wrapped up his high school career with a 4.0 GPA, received his diploma in a ceremony at the California Auto Museum on Sunday.

"It wasn't like easy but it was not that hard either," Abraham told News 10 of his achievement.

Abraham, who describes himself as "social media maven" and history buff on Twitter, has belonged to high-IQ society MENSA since he was 4 years old. He started homeschooling when regular school failed to challenge him.

"It was really emotional," his mother, Taji, told NBC Bay Area. "He said he liked being home-schooled but really wanted a cap-and-gown ceremony. He worked so hard for it."

Abraham already has big plans for his future.

"My ultimate goal would be science, like scientist or doctor, but I also want to be president too," he said.

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