11-Year Old Graduates With Top Honors

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Most 11-year-olds are just happy to have survived their first year of junior high. However, Moshe Kai Cavalin is not like most kids. He skipped elementary, middle and high school and went straight to college at the tender age of eight.

While Moshe's parents knew he was smart, they had never envisioned putting him in college this young. However, when they tried to enroll him in a private school at the age of 6, he was turned down, because he was so smart and the school was afraid he would be bored.

It turns out they were right - After homeschooling the young lad for two years, the parents realized that he was ready for some real high-level courses. They approached East Los Angeles college, who agreed to take him in. However, until he proved himself, he could take only two courses - Math and Physical Education.

Moshe did not disappoint. He got A-pluses in both and hasn't looked back since. Later this week, Moshe will graduate with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts with a 4.0 Grade Point Average. In fact, the young lad was so smart that he helped tutor his fellow math students, some of whom were a decade older than him.

While the world may hail him as a genius, his parents think he is just a typical boy who likes to play soccer and watche Jackie Chan movies.

Moshe now hopes to get into a prestigious four-year program and graduate in Astrophysics. However, before that, he is planning to take a little 'break' to pursue his other passion - Martial Arts, where he has won quite a few medals. He also intends to write a book to teach kids how to succeed in school and take scuba diving lessons.

Sources: nbclosangeles.com,topix.com,chicagotriibune.com

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111 Comments
  • bday_summergirl
    bday_summergirlover 1 year
    He’s so smart!
    • jazmine2008
      jazmine2008over 1 year
      DANG when i was eleven i wasn't even close of getting an a on my math report card (lol)💖💖💖
      • wolfy_blue
        wolfy_blueover 1 year
        11 years old?? He's very smart!
        • oceanstar
          oceanstarabout 3 years
          i skipped three grades
          • MPYPANover 3 years
            THAT IS SO COOL
            • LittleByrdyGirlalmost 6 years
              I still wish I that smart.
              • LittleByrdyGirlalmost 6 years
                Me too "specialist"! I skipped a grade in reading in first grade, and am in 6th grade now and I still am in advanced classes. I am wayyyy to nerdy. I am always the smartest in the class and always get all A's. It is hard to do being a student athlete though.
                • specialist
                  specialistover 6 years
                  I have always been the smartest in all my classes. In 3rd, 4th, and 5th, (I'm in 6th) I 've always been the smartest. I'm what's called a middle school flower.
                  • fireheartover 6 years
                    I would love to be like him, but I don't agree with the video game part
                    • wjoahover 6 years
                      that is so exiting and like wow