One teenager has earned four associate degrees and will be starting work as an undergrad. Jack Rico, 13, is now the youngest graduate in the history of Fullerton College in California. His mother, Mother Ru Andrade knew he was gifted when he asked to visit the White House for his fourth birthday.
"He was dead serious so I said, 'That's a big trip. If you want to go you're going to have to learn all the presidents,'" said Andrade, of Whittier, California, just outside Los Angeles to “Good Morning America.” "I was only kidding and he said, 'Mom, I have a confession. I already knew all the presidents, so I learned the vice presidents. Does that count?'"
Andrade heard that Fullerton College had a bridge program for students K-12 and that they could take a placement test. He took it and was enrolled in classes a few days later. After this he completed 61 units at Fullerton, earning degrees in history, art and human expression, social behavior and social science.
This story was originally published by Good Morning America.
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