12-year-old graduates from high school and college in same year | USA TODAY 1

12-year-old graduates from high school and college in same year | USA TODAY

Mike Wimmer, 12, decided he wanted to accelerate his education. So set a goal of graduating from high school and college this year – and accomplished it.
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Mike completed four years of school in one year – two years of high school and a two-year associate's degree. He graduated from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College on May 21 and from Concord Academy High School on May 28, where he was valedictorian.

He said his college GPA was 4.0, while his high school GPA was 5.45.

"I'd always just went through things at a much faster pace and always had these different out-of-the-box ideas to solve problems that we had," he told USA TODAY.

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13 comments

  1. dude talking about his kid side lol then you’re not a kid fam your just an underage adult

  2. Having a extremely high iq doesn’t mean they have more singing talent than jose jose, luis miguel, Elvis Presley & frank Sinatra: your singing ability has nothing to do with high intelligence. You be average intelligence yet the greatest singer in the world. A singer like luis miguel comes once every 1000 years

  3. He lept over his childhood into upper academia. Good luck Mike. You’ll be entering shark infested waters at such a young emotional age. Parents, please prepare him.

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