17-Year-Old Set To Graduate High School – And Harvard – In The Same Semester | TODAY October 24, 2019 44 By Stanley Isaacs CategoryArticles BlogTagsBig News Braxton Editor's picks good news harvard university smart kids Sunday Closer Sunday TODAY teen college 44 Comments Blessing Goodthings says: May 26, 2019 at 5:06 pm Congratulations 🌹😘👏. Reply Eddie Hoo says: May 26, 2019 at 5:07 pm What a kid!!! Reply Madiki Phuto says: May 26, 2019 at 5:07 pm Congrats Reply Shaimae Bangtan says: May 26, 2019 at 5:08 pm Wow amazing Reply Dark Tremor says: May 26, 2019 at 5:10 pm Sheldon Cooper??? Reply Nancy Norman says: May 26, 2019 at 5:26 pm How wonderful~children like that will do so much for their fellow man and the world congrats😀☺👍 Reply Noushka Bear says: May 26, 2019 at 5:41 pm Wow!!! 💪💪💪 Reply BlondzRule All says: May 26, 2019 at 5:57 pm They need more programs for kids that range in between, my son scored high on his IQ test, he was bored in school and they had some gifted classes but still nothing that challenged him enough to stay focused. Teachers would get frustrated that he would finish early and talk, they called him disruptive. One teacher went out of her way to not give him extra work but gave him ways to challenge himself as a reward, but that was only one year of school, most teachers were over worked and too many kids to deal with it. I finally got him to finish high school by taking his GED early, and enrolled him into college. But it was a battles to find ways to help him and schools weren’t helpful, if I could have afforded a private school back then I would have done that, or if they had college classes these kids could take. I know things have changed, and I hope they focus on seeing a kids potential and find ways to help him, whether he has a high iq or learns differently. Reply wanda mercer says: May 26, 2019 at 6:02 pm Congrats! God Bless you in all your endeavors. Reply Jennifer Hausman says: May 26, 2019 at 7:10 pm Good for him glad he didn’t miss out on things that teenagers get to do in high school Reply Mike Btrfld says: May 26, 2019 at 8:35 pm 1968 they made me register for the draft at my highschool or no diploma. Absolutely all my male classmates were going to the junior college to get a draft deferment. Reply Donna Woodford says: May 26, 2019 at 8:48 pm Always remember where you come from. It keeps you grounded, and on the right path when you stay in touch with your childhood friends. Returning to your roots is a part of the success in life. Blessings Reply Jackster Jackster says: May 26, 2019 at 9:41 pm It will be fun to see the things he accomplishes during his lifetime! Reply Dra O says: May 26, 2019 at 9:50 pm Seems well-rounded – not weird, being so gifted. That’s rare. He’ll do… well Reply African Girl says: May 26, 2019 at 10:07 pm wow, congrats 2 him!🤓🎉🍾 Reply Michael Caywood says: May 26, 2019 at 11:07 pm He must be smarter then Trump. Reply Christie Flesch says: May 27, 2019 at 12:56 am Congrats. Reply G Larson says: May 27, 2019 at 1:33 am Our schools indoctrinate White youth they are immoral and contemptible if they don't support the White Genocide that is being carried out by massive 3rd world immigration and forced diversity in All and Only White countries. Their teachers never tell them, "White self-hatred is SICK!!!" Reply Aaliyah Foster says: May 27, 2019 at 2:31 am What a talented king! Reply Mz Mac says: May 27, 2019 at 3:44 am Congratulations!!🎈🎊🎉 Awesome Reply John Tam says: May 27, 2019 at 5:13 am Nice to see someone is being recognized for academic achievements rather than sports for once. Most of the knuckle heads in sports today wouldn't have the grades to attend a college or an university if they couldn't play sports. Reply Comment Generator88 says: May 27, 2019 at 5:50 am My grandparents met in college by chance. This is their love story. My grandpa wanted to start university at 19, but he got drafted for the Korean War at 18. He ended up starting college in his 20s. He got a bachelors in math from the local state university and met my grandma, who was a student at the women’s university down the street. She majored in sewing and minored in english, but she really enjoyed chemistry. College was sexist back then. The women in her family were too busy raising children to attend her graduation. She cried, but my grandpa made her feel better. They settled down in the city. She became a secretary at a law firm, and he applied for a tech job. That company said they’d hire him if he got a masters degree, and they’d pay for everything. He chose the Christian university bc it was close to his house, and his faith reminded him of my grandma, a devout baptist. After getting his masters, he taught adult math at night to earn extra money. He spent so much time away from my grandma that their marriage suffered. When he got an offer from the pentagon, they divorced. He lived in Washington by himself until he retired at 65. His boss liked how he made everyone’s schedule and admired him as an engineer. That’s why he let him stay past 60. He remarried my grandma the year he retired. She fell back in love with him when he told her that he earned all that money for her. They’re in their 80s now and still happily married. They attend church together twice a week. Lifelong learners, they enjoy learning about God’s universe together. Reply FantasyLover365 says: May 27, 2019 at 6:23 am He’s a normal kid, except he’s extremely smart and gifted. I’m sure he’ll accomplish amazing things when he’s older! Reply John Skiotis says: May 27, 2019 at 7:28 am Still waiting on Part 2 of Letterman interview …… Reply Axel says: May 27, 2019 at 11:52 am Congratulations 🔥💥 Reply SoCali says: May 27, 2019 at 1:14 pm Good for him. That seems like a really tough thing to do, he should be proud of his accomplishments especially at such a young age. He has a bright future. Reply Pyrogue says: May 27, 2019 at 6:51 pm How did his parents manage to raise him up to be a savant? We need to gather as much data on this as we can so we can formulate a method that will make learning less of a pain for people. Reply RODley Pumpkins says: May 28, 2019 at 1:28 pm What an exciting and memorable child hood lol. If this kid ever has his own children those children will be serial killers lol. Reply pometown says: May 28, 2019 at 5:01 pm While the kid's hardworking fruit should be celebrated and congratulated, let's not lose the focus on the fact that Harvard Extension degree is NOT the same as regular Harvard degree. Such ignorance implicitly disparaged the achievements of students who overcame significant odds and were admitted to Harvard for regular education. Extension programs are a short cut to a degree. Students there go through little or no resistance on route to a degree. The programs are mostly designed for elderly people or people pursuing second career options. If you exam programs carefully, you may doubt whether the kid has made the best choice for himself. Reply dolcegabbanaforever says: May 29, 2019 at 7:43 pm I was 15 when I went to law school. I live in Europe and skipped several years of high school. I did not have any help from anyone or attend a special online program like this student. I just went through the conventional high school route, graduated at 15 and went to a traditional university/law school, not an online one. If I knew about or was given the opportunity to study with Harvard Extension online school – I would have loved to have done that as well! American students have so many great education opportunities! It is a shame that European universities do not allow younger students to complete online degrees like this student. I would have loved to have had an American graduation ceremony/cap/gown as well! 🙂 Reply Jennifer Reed says: May 29, 2019 at 7:46 pm Wow thats crazy. Anyone who can handle that work load is amazingly talented. Good for him! Reply Lola Radev says: May 31, 2019 at 6:12 am lol there is no expos 25 – only 20 Reply Chase Penney says: May 31, 2019 at 1:42 pm That's awesome he will go far Reply Jesse William says: June 1, 2019 at 3:20 pm he’s annoying Reply Kevin Cummings says: June 2, 2019 at 6:39 am That was easy for him Reply Alex Seti says: June 2, 2019 at 7:48 am Help my song, "This Is The Day You Graduate" reach all the schools, and all the wonderful people out there who are graduating this year hear my song, cuz this song is for them. Thank you !!The link for my song, "This Is The Day You Graduate" – https://youtu.be/KlJmBrU2Vtc Reply Sharon 92075 says: June 2, 2019 at 7:49 am W O W ! Reply anna banana says: June 20, 2019 at 1:08 pm Meanwhile me: fails 7th grade social studies Reply Icey ‘ says: June 28, 2019 at 10:16 pm Wow that sucks that he doesn’t get the ability to experience college just the experience is great sucks that he has to miss it but congrats graduating high school and Harvard! At the same time absolutely amazing. Reply Mostafa Razeen says: July 26, 2019 at 8:28 am How is it that he has a strong memory and can’t even remember his locker code or even place 🤔 Reply LOCATOR says: September 4, 2019 at 8:21 pm Here I’m from ny boutta drop out Reply ISABEL DODD says: September 5, 2019 at 5:20 pm Bruh. Reply Mikaela Cabuang says: October 16, 2019 at 2:38 pm SANA ALL Reply Mikaela Cabuang says: October 16, 2019 at 2:39 pm Congratulations! 🙌 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.