SACRAMENTO - While most 10 year olds are wrapping up their fourth-grade education and talking about how they'll spend the rest of their summer, one Sacramento child prodigy is reaching a milestone. Tanishq Abraham received his high school diploma Sunday, becoming one of the, if not the youngest student to ever graduate from high school. The young genius is already taking college courses.
Abraham received his diploma in front of family and friends at a private ceremony at the California Auto Museum. The home-schooled prodigy successfully met the state requirements to graduate and earned a 4.0 GPA.
"It wasn't like easy but it was not that hard either," said Abraham. At the age of 4, he became the youngest person to join MENSA.
"The way my brain works is that when you give me something, information about that topic comes into my mind. I don't know what it is but that's how it is for me," said Abraham.
Abraham's parents knew their son was special but had no idea of his potential. "I had a hunch he was a little gifted, but of course my husband didn't believe that and we had to wait about two to three years," Abraham's mom, Taji said. "Once we got a formal IQ test, that's when we figured it out."
He scored high on the SAT's and is already attending American River College. But he plans to continue his education.
"My ultimate goal would be science, like scientist or doctor, but also want to be president too," Abraham said.
Even President Obama sent Abraham a letter to congratulate him on his high school graduation.
Abraham says he owes much of his success to his family. He wants to go to medical school at UC Davis and find a cure for cancer.
While most 10 year olds are wrapping up their fourth-grade education and talking about summer, Tanishq Abraham is graduating from high school. News10/KXTV