A 17-Year-Old Is Graduating From High School And Harvard At The Same Time

By Hope Bidegainberry on May 23, 2019
Large group of happy college students celebrating their graduation day outdoors while throwing their caps up in the air.

Here’s one of the biggest overachievers in the history of teenagers . . .

Braxton Moral is 17-years-old, and lives in a tiny town in southwest Kansas.  This month, he’s graduating from high school AND college at the same time.

He skipped the fourth grade when he was younger, but still felt bored at school.  So his parents enrolled him in some classes at a few local universities.

When he was 11, they signed him up for classes through Harvard’s extension program so he could take classes online too.

He graduated from high school this past Sunday and he’ll get his bachelor’s degree from Harvard next Thursday.  Then he plans to go to law school.

Obviously, he’s not the first kid-genius to graduate from Harvard early, but usually, those kids leave high school early, and he didn’t.

It turns out he’s the first person to ever successfully pursue a four-year high school degree and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard at the same time. 

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