9-year-old boy graduates high-school after taking 'accelerated online courses', wants to become an astrophysicist

9-year-old boy graduates high-school after taking 'accelerated online courses', wants to become an astrophysicist

David Balogun wants to be an astrophysicist and study black holes and supernovas, he said so at a press conference.

A Pennsylvania boy has set a record after graduating from high school at the age of nine.

David Balogun is a Mensa member who has always been in love with science and computer programming. This passion has now made him one of the youngest ever high school graduates in the world, thanks to some some accelerated online courses.

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Now, he has enrolled himself in a community college and has already started accumulating credits toward his college degree.

He officially became the youngest graduate from the Reach Cyber Charter School after having completed the program in only third grade.

" I realized that I [was] able to graduate at the age of ten or nine as long as I put the effort in, and with the help of my mom, dad and, of course, Reach Cyber Charter School I was able to graduate. I wanted to do it because I had the ability to do it. So why not use those abilities for the greater good? I want to be an astrophysicist, and study black holes and supernovas," the 9-year-old child prodigy told Fox43.

David wants to be an astrophysicist and study black holes and supernovas, he said so at a press conference. His parents, Henry and Ronya, said their son was 'extremely curious about knowing things'.

Henry said David's curiosity to know everything 'prepared him' for his academic success.

The 9-year-old, who is also the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Student Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Gifted Education, does a lot of activities in his time off studies.

He plays baseball, practices karate and loves spending time with his sister.

He hasn't received his official high school diploma in yet. It will happen in June.

Now as a Mensa member and a student at Bucks County Community College, he is focusing on his classes.

Michael Kearney is the only other person besides David who holds the Guinness world record for youngest high school graduate. The record was set back in 1990 when Kearney was just 6 years old.

He went on to earn a master’s degree at 18.

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