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Ten-year-old genius graduates high school

Boy Genius, 10, Graduates High School

Boy genius, 10, graduates high school

Do you remember what you were doing when you were 10 years old? Probably wasn't anything like this kid...

"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."

Meet Tanishq Abraham. He just graduated from high school and yup, he's 10 years old. The California kid became a member of the high IQ society MENSA...at the age of FOUR.

He started home schooling when he was 7, gave his first TED Talk when he was 8 and he's already started taking community college classes. Maybe by 15 he'll find the cure for cancer... he is, after all, hoping to transfer to UC Davis to study medicine.

One genius kid is impressive - but how about seven?

An Alabama family dubbed "The Brainy Bunch" made headlines earlier this year after all seven kids made it to college by the age of 12. They were also homeschooled.

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hpycmpr155 June 11 2014 at 1:40 PM

I don't think it takes a "genius" to graduate high school these days.
School is soooo dumbed down now that there are probably hundreds of 10 year olds out there who could graduate...if they were allowed to learn at their own pace.

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ilanasmom June 11 2014 at 5:08 PM

As a member of Mensa myself, I can attest that we have had a number of young children who have qualified for the organization and accomplished extraordinary academic skills, as well as other incredible accomplishments in other areas, such as music. However, the social skills that are not developed; the lack of friends their own age; the ability to form friendships is usually sadly lacking. Being given a gift of extraordinary intelligence does not negate the need to have friends and contemporaries. In life, one usually does not gain something without losing something else.

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tomatomike ilanasmom June 12 2014 at 3:18 AM

Kids are clannish and hostile to other kids they perceive as weird, such as those with extraordinary intelligence. Savants. A lack of social skills among savants may be the result of exclusion by kids in their age group with average intelligence. As for your annoyingly pompous statement, "In life, .one usually does not gain something without losing something else," the gaining of excellence results in the loss of mediocrity,

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HEIDE June 11 2014 at 12:42 PM

Does anyone wonder about what these kids will be missing out on? Crawling before walking is considered best.

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bmitche HEIDE June 11 2014 at 2:59 PM

He will not be missing out on anything. Just because he is smart and enjoys learning, don't make it a problem.

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bmitche June 11 2014 at 2:54 PM

He said it all: "I actually like to learn." The key is to have a thirst for learning. EXCELLENT.

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rockymtnhikerCo June 11 2014 at 2:50 PM

Good going kid,you have already shown you will probably not "grow up" to be a mindless NRA,tea party moron who is obsessed with guns,at least I hope so

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rwilliamhoward June 11 2014 at 4:47 PM

Don't lose your childhood to your intellect. You cannot go back. Learn it all, but PLAY, too. Enjoy, and make lots of friends. You are a PERSON. Unique. You are NOT a 'side-show'attraction. Don't let them (who ever 'they' may be) make one out of you.

For whatever reason, learning comes easily to you. That's wonderful. There is no reason for you to NOT have FUN!

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gramargo rwilliamhoward June 11 2014 at 7:22 PM

Maybe learnng is fun for him. And you don't know what he does all the time.....he may do all kinds of things that will broaden his personality. From the way he talked, he's pretty well balanced.

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frozenbull June 11 2014 at 4:35 PM

A genius doesn't graduate from high school . A true genius doesn't need high school or any other school . They just are .

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hellyon3too frozenbull June 11 2014 at 5:38 PM

Spoken like a person who couldn't finish 8th grade.

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Franco hellyon3too June 11 2014 at 7:48 PM

You havint been around hellyon. :O(

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dontok June 11 2014 at 4:33 PM

Apparently the author of the article didn't graduate FROM high school, or he/she would know that schools graduate students, but students graduate FROM school.

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tomatomike dontok June 12 2014 at 4:11 AM

Wrong. The correct term is without the preposition "from." However, widespread misuse of the phrase "graduate from" among the semi-literate has made it grammaticaly acceptable.

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rmoorebigdaddy June 11 2014 at 3:21 PM

Maybe the "Brainy Bunch" should hook up with Honey Boo Boo and her family. Probably not, that would cost them to many brainy cells.

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ambonding June 11 2014 at 1:10 PM

While this is really impresssive, I really hope there are are times where is just a 10 year old kid doing stupid 10 year old stuff. You don't get childhood back.

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