12-year-old boy graduates from university with five degrees
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A 12-year-old boy has graduated from university with not just one degree...but five.
Yes, while many of us would have been just getting our pen license, playing with gaming consoles and dipping our toes into adolescence, Clovis Hung was busy with his studies.
He's managed to keep his head down so much that he's finished at Fullerton College with a very impressive CV.
The boy was pulled out of his regular school at nine years old when his mom insisted he was way too advanced for those lessons.
So, before he had even reached double digits, he was enrolled into a few degrees at university and was home schooled.
Fullerton, which is located in California, has 'The Special Admit program, which allows for people like Clovis to attend college at such a young age.
According to The New York Post, his mom said: "Clovis is super inquisitive, mature, diligent, self-disciplined, and highly motivated.
“He is also very curious and traditional public schools could not satisfy his curiosity, therefore, the best option was college.”
There was a bit of skepticism in the halls of Fullerton, however educators were quickly blown away with how the boy applied himself.
Fullerton Biology Professor Kenneth Collins said in a statement: "At first, I was a little worried about how he would relate to the other students given the age and developmental differences, however, those concerns were unfounded.
“Clovis has been a great mixture of ‘kid’ and college student.
"He is mature enough that the other students take him seriously, but enough of a kid that they look after him like a younger brother and cheer him on.”
Clovis became a natural once he worked out how things operate at college.
“After that first history class, I found out I could handle it well and instantly fell in love with college life. So, I challenged myself to take more classes,” Clovis said.
He's walked out of Fullerton College with five Associate of Arts degrees in History, Social Sciences, Social Behavior and Self-Development, Arts and Human Expression, and Science and Mathematics.
He's also become the youngest Fullerton College graduate in the school's history, beating a record set by 13-year-old graduate Jack Rico.
“I also wanted to be the youngest graduate. I didn’t expect to beat him," he told local news station KABC.
Not too shabby when you're only 12 years old.
“I feel proud of myself. Hard work has finally paid off,” Clovis said.
He now has plans to pursue a degree next year.