11-year-old graduates community college with 3 degrees

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Friday, May 22, 2015
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An 11-year-old boy just earned three associates degrees at American River College in Sacramento, California.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- An 11-year-old Sacramento boy is now a community college graduate.

Tanishq Abraham graduated from American River College in Sacramento on Wednesday night with degrees in math and physical sciences, general science and foreign language studies.

Tahishq still has a few courses to take at ARC.

Then he would like to go to Stanford University and ultimately become a doctor, a medical researcher and president of the United States.

Tanishq received his high school diploma when he was 10, becoming one of the youngest ever to graduate high school in the United States, ABC News reported last year.

Home schooled since the age of 7, Tanishq passed a state exam last March that certified he had met the appropriate academic standards to receive his diploma.

"It wasn't easy because of the bureaucracy, but I have put a lot of hard work into this and I am very happy that I am finally graduating high school," Tanishq told ABC News.

In kindergarten, Tanishq says he realized he had a special gift.

"I could read books that were meant for second and third graders, I was also able to do math like second and third graders," Tanishq said. "I actually like to learn, I guess it just comes more naturally to me than to others."

Tanishq says his favorite subject is science but says he also enjoys other subjects like history and social studies.