ULYSSES, Kan. — A 16-year-old Kansas boy will quickly earn his highschool diploma — and some days later he’ll journey to Harvard to gather his bachelor’s diploma.
Ulysses Excessive College senior Braxton Ethical will attend each graduation ceremonies in Might, turning into the one pupil to efficiently pursue a four-year highschool diploma and a bachelor’s diploma from Harvard on the similar time, The Hutchinson Information reported.
Harvard has modified the foundations, Braxton’s father Carlos Ethical stated, so his son will “the one and solely” reaching that milestone. Braxton Ethical might be 17 when he will get his diplomas.
Carlos Ethical stated they started to appreciate their son was particular when he was within the third grade.
“They advised us: ‘It’s good to do one thing. He’s not simply gifted. He’s actually, actually gifted,’” he stated.
Braxton Ethical skipped the fourth grade.
The Ulysses faculty district allowed him to take some highschool courses whereas he was nonetheless in center faculty. Earlier than highschool he took a category provided at Fort Hays State College. Then he was admitted into Harvard.
Braxton Ethical concurrently studied at the highschool and the Harvard Extension College. This system usually serves adults who work and may’t attend courses on campus full time.
Ulysses Excessive College math trainer Patsy Love served because the proctor for the Harvard program, administering Ethical’s assessments in Kansas. Ethical spent the summer season earlier than his junior yr at Harvard’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“We consistently are monitoring Braxton to ensure he isn’t too overwhelmed,” stated Julie Ethical, Braxton Ethical’s mom. “No achievement is value him being sad.”
Braxton Ethical is on monitor to graduate from the Bachelor of Liberal Arts program, with a significant authorities and a minor in English, stated Harry Pierre, affiliate director of communications for Harvard’s Division of Persevering with Schooling.
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Braxton Ethical stated he hopes to attend Harvard Regulation College subsequent.
“Politics is finish sport for me,” he stated, although he’s nonetheless too younger to vote.