This Ten Year Old Has Already Graduated From High School in California

Words like “prodigy” and “genius” are often used to describe pre-teen Tanishq Abraham

9-Yr-Old College Prodigy: Tanishq Abraham

Last weekend, ten-year-old Tanishq Abraham proudly received his high school diploma, Reuters reports. The California pre-teen—who has been home-schooled since he was seven—actually completed his high school course work earlier in the year but "was too busy taking courses at a local community college to have the ceremony earlier," his mother told Reuters. 

Even when he was a toddler, Tanishq showed exceptional intelligence, his parents say. At the age of four he became one of the youngest people ever to be admitted into Mensa International, a society for people possessing exceptionally high IQs. His younger sister, Tiara Thankam, soon gained entry, too. 

Both Abraham children have been hailed as prodigies and child geniuses, scoring in the 99th percentile on standardized IQ tests. Both children are interested in science, Reuters writes, although Tanishq says he'd be willing to consider becoming President of the U.S., too. 

Get the latest stories in your inbox every weekday.