Wonder Kid: 11-year-old Indo-American child graduates from US college, wants to become President

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Los Angeles, May 24: US President Barack Obama is facing tough competition from Tanish Abraham, a 11-year-old Indian-American home-schooled boy.

Abraham, who had surprised the world after becoming one of the youngest ever in the US to graduate high school in 2014, once again moved the world.

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This time he has graduated from a US college with three associate degrees in maths, science and foreign language studies.

Abraham, a native of Sacramento, California, graduated from American River College in Sacramento (ARC), California, alongside 1,800 students.

Abraham is the youngest person to graduate from American River College in 2015.

"The assumption is that he's the all-time youngest," American River College spokesman Scott Crow told NBC News.

Home-schooled since the age of 7, Abraham passed a state exam in March 2014 that certified he had met the appropriate academic standards to receive his high school diploma.

His achievement in 2014 had earned the attention of President Barack Obama, who had sent Tanishq a congratulatory letter. Now, after graduating from the US college, Abraham told media that he wants to become the President of the USA.

Abraham joined MENSA, the prominent high IQ society, when he was only 4-year-old.

Abraham told a local TV station that the milestone of graduating from college was not "much of a big thing for me."

His mother, Taji Abraham, said he has always been ahead of the class.

"Even in kindergarten he was pretty ahead, a few years ahead - and then it just went from there," she told KCRA-TV.

Abraham said some of the students at the college "were intimidated" by him but a lot of others "were really happy" to have a kid in their classes. He graduated with three associate degrees from the college.

On his college graduation cap, Abraham wore his favourite "Toy Story" quote: "2 Infinity and Beyond."

As for what comes next for the child prodigy, Abraham said, "I want to become a doctor, but I also want to become a medical researcher, and also the president of the United States."

"I like to learn. So I just followed my passion of learning, and that's how I ended up here," Fox News quoted Abraham as saying.

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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