A new record has been set by a 12-year-old boy in the United States by graduating from college with 5 honors, a goal that was inspired by his 13-year-old predecessor.
This is Clovis Hung, who assured that he was inspired by a 13-year-old boy a year older than him, who graduated with honors in 2020, “I also wanted to be the youngest graduate. I didn’t expect to beat him,” Hung said.
The 12-year-old boy assures that, despite already having received 5 titles, he plans to achieve one more for the next year and that, despite the fact that his studies keep him busy, he still has children’s plans. It’s time to get things done.
According to Chicago’s ABC7, the school’s director of campus communications, Lisa McPherron, said that Hung came to campus as a special admissions student when she was just 9 years old.
“I play basketball five days a week and sometimes all week because I have sports. I also play games like Minecraft and Roblox and I have Civil Air Patrol and Boy Scouting,” Hung said, as answered Reported by the American media.
Traveling is one of Clovis’ most intense passions, he admits he wants to make his next trip to the Middle East and assures he loves pets and declares himself a fan of history.
The boy also mentioned his adjustment while studying in the university campus, “When I had questions, I asked them and if they had questions, they asked me. He treated me like a younger brother,” said Hung.
Hung’s mother, Song Choi, said in a statement released by the school, “Clovis is extremely inquisitive, mature, hardworking, disciplined and highly motivated.” “She is also very curious and traditional public schools could not satisfy her curiosity, so the best option was university.”
Some of Hung’s professors were concerned that the young man would be bullied by his classmates because of the age difference, but according to the NY Post, they were surprised at how well traditional college students got along with Hung.
Fullerton biology professor Kenneth Collins said, “At first, I was a little worried about how he would relate to other students given the difference in age and development, though those concerns were unfounded.”
Hung, who graduated May 20 with 900 other Fullerton graduates, received five Associate of Arts degrees in History, Social Science, Social Behavior and Self-Development, Art and Human Expression, and Science and Mathematics.
“Clovis has been a good mix of ‘kid’ and college student. He is mature enough for the other students to take him seriously, but childish enough to care for and encourage him like a little brother,” Jeeves said the science teacher.
The 12-year-old plans to stay in Fullerton for another year to pursue an associate’s degree in autonomous systems development. Later, he plans to attend Stanford or MIT for a graduate degree.