12-year-old boy about to graduate from Southern California community college with 5 degrees
(KTLA) — Meet Fullerton University’s newest alumni. He can’t drive a car or grow a beard, but he’s very capable.
The youngest person to cross the stage to receive his diploma at graduation on Saturday will be Clovis Han, a 12-year-old boy prodigy who will graduate with five degrees from a school in Fullerton, California.
The school said Hung was just nine years old when he entered a community college as part of his curriculum. special admission The program allowed him to earn college credits while completing his homeschool curriculum.
Hung decided to enroll at Fullerton University after seeing another young genius, Jack Rico, graduate at the ripe age of 13. Rico graduated with four degrees, but Hung was on the verge of surpassing this figure.
This preteen will receive five associate arts degrees: history, social sciences, social behavior and personal development, arts and human expression, and science and mathematics.
Mr Hung said: campus news service Naturally, he is proud.
“The hard work has finally paid off,” he said.
According to his mother, Clovis has always been highly motivated, curious, and mature for his age. But he is still a child.
According to the school, Hung still spends his time playing basketball, video games and Boy Scouts, but he has always been passionate about learning.
He entered the school for the first time in 2020 and took a history class on world civilizations as his first course. There were concerns that the pace of higher learning was too much for his 12-year-old boy, but those were quickly allayed.
“After my first history class, I knew I could handle it, and I quickly fell in love with college life. told things.
Then the education started snowballing, and soon Clovis was taking on loads of larger, more difficult courses.
Officials said his presence at the school was welcomed.
Biology professor Kenneth Collins said Clovis reflects a healthy mix of a hardworking college student and an inquisitive child.
“He’s mature enough that the other students take him seriously, but he’s young enough that they care for him like a little brother and cheer him on.” Collins said.
He’s also not content with being just a face in the graduating crowd.
Clovis will be elected an associate senator next semester and will continue to study STEM courses at a community college until he decides he is ready to apply to college. She’s also working on her pilot’s license, which she hopes to have by the time she’s 16.
Ultimately, I would like to pursue a career that helps people, including potentially working as a pediatrician, commercial pilot, or commercial pilot in the aerospace industry.
In the meantime, he enjoys spending his free time pursuing other hobbies, spending time with friends and family, and taking care of his dog Chep Chep and cat Cotton.
Hung and 900 other Fullerton alumni will receive their diplomas at 9:00 am on Saturday at Sherbek Field on the campus.
One thing is certain, the Huns have already surprised us all.
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