10-Year-Old California boy gets high school diploma

By Jennifer Pilgrim,

On Sunday, Tanishq Abraham received his high school diploma with a 4.0 GPA, making him one of the youngest people in the U.S. to receive a high school diploma.

It was in kindergarten that Abraham realized he "had a special gift," and from age 7 through 10, he was homeschooled by his mother. It is believed that this helped him excel even further than he originally would have in a traditional public school.

Abraham also joined Mensa, a group for anyone whose IQ is among the top 2 percent, when he was just 4-years-old, The Associated Press reports.

The achievement even reached the White House, and Mr. Abraham received a congratulatory letter from President Obama.

"Congratulations on your graduation," the letter read. "This special occasion is the culmination of years of study, and I am pleased to join your family and friends in celebrating this milestone."

Currently, Abraham is finishing up classes at a local community college he has attended since age 7.

"I am going to finish my community college by almost next semester and then I will have my associate's degree," he told ABC News. "After that I will transfer to university."



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