While most 13-year-olds are just graduating from junior high school, one California overachiever has put his peers to shame by earning four associate’s degrees from a community college. La Mirada resident Jack Rico, who began attending community college when he was 11, will also notch himself a place in history on Wednesday when he becomes the youngest person to graduate from Fullerton College. The achievement has earned him a full scholarship at the University of Nevada, where he plans on pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in history, he says.
At 13 years old, Jack Rico is the youngest ever to graduate from Fullerton College in California with FOUR associate's degrees, and next he'll head to the University of Nevada on a full scholarship! 👏👏👏 #abc13 https://t.co/Pxftwgp5ya
— Steve Campion (@SteveABC13) May 25, 2020
Despite his accelerated education, Rico says he’s in no hurry to make future plans. “I’m 13, so I don’t want to rush everything,” he says. “I’m still trying to figure it out, but I just want to focus on learning right now. That’s what I love to do.”