Child Genius: Tanishq Abraham Becomes the Youngest to Achieve Heights!
At 11, he's a high school graduate, a TEDx speaker, a NASA speaker, a child prodigy, and aspires to become President of the USA. Not bad for an 11-year-old Indian American child Tanishq Abraham, who just graduated from the American River College in Sacramento, California. Tanishq inspires to become a doctor, a medical researcher, a Nobel Prize Winner, and if that's not all a President of the United States of America.
He first received his graduation certificate on 20th May 2015, with degrees in Mathematical and Physical Sciences, General Science and Foreign Language Studies, with a Grade Point Average (GPA) score of 4.0. TEDx talk that he delivered in 2013, then 9-year-old Tanishq is reported to have said, "People should go to universities when they are ready, not when they are old enough to go."
Tanishq's parents, especially his mother, noticed that even as a toddler, he loved children's books, and by the age of 2, he could remember and recall everything he heard and read. At the early age of 4, he became a member of Mensa, the international society whose qualification for membership is a score in the top 2 percentile of the general population on a standardized intelligence test. He scored 99.9 percentile on the test.
Mensa was just a cherry on the cake in the career of this young genius, and there were more to come. This little wonder when he was 5-year-old, he took the math courses offered by Stanford University's Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) in five grades and completed the courses within 6 months. At an early age of 6, he is reported to have taken online high school and college courses in subjects such as Paleontology, Biology, Chemistry, and Geology.
This genius boy at the age of 7, he enrolled for the Astronomy and Geology courses in the American River College, Sacramento, and cleared the courses with "A" grades. Tanishq's talent was evident when he expressed his intention to join an Astronomy club at his college. And he became its founding vice-president for the terms of 2012- 2014.
Meanwhile, he decided to pursue an online Chemistry course from the University of California, Berkely. At the age of 10, he was elected Vice-President of Communications for the 2013-2014 term.
It is rightly said for today's generation sky is the limit. He also happens to play piano and is a member of the choir group. At the same time, he enjoys playing chess, table tennis, and tennis. He loves to swim and is passionate about American Soccer, and when time permits, he enjoys watching his favourite programs on the junk box. He graduated from high school at the age of 10. By now, he is an international celebrity appearing in both print and electronic media around the world. His journey has just begun and a great inspiration to young students.