15-year-old becomes youngest graduate from University of Nevada

15-year-old becomes the youngest person ever to graduate from the University of Nevadaearning his FIFTH degree in just four years

  • Jack Rico, カリフォルニアから, was homeschooled by his mother, Ru Andrade, as a child, but she ran out of things to teach him after four years
  • At age 11, he took a placement exam at Fullerton College and scored so high that they put him in college level courses
  • Within two years of studying there, he earned four associate’s degrees, becoming the youngest person to graduate from a college in California
  • When he was 14, he started taking classes at the University of Nevada
  • He graduated on December 14 with a bachelor’s in history and plans to get his master’s after taking a semester off
  • A 15-year-old boy has become the youngest person ever to graduate from the University of ネバダ — with what was his fifth degree in just four years.

    Child prodigy Jack Rico, から カリフォルニア, had already earned four associate’s degrees by the time he was 13 年.

    Now has completed his bachelor’s degree in history at UNLV with an impressive grade point average of 3.78.

    ‘I honestly loved all the classes I took,’ Jack said in an interview with 学校. ‘The majority of my classes were through the history or film departments, and every class taught me something different.

    A 15-year-old boy has become the youngest person ever to graduate from the University of Nevada - with what was his fifth degree in just four years

    A 15-year-old boy has become the youngest person ever to graduate from the University of Nevadawith what was his fifth degree in just four years

    Child prodigy Jack Rico, カリフォルニアから, had already earned four associate's degrees by the time he was 13 年

    Child prodigy Jack Rico, カリフォルニアから, had already earned four associate’s degrees by the time he was 13 年

    Now has completed his bachelor's degree in history at UNLV with an impressive grade point average of 3.78

    Now has completed his bachelor’s degree in history at UNLV with an impressive grade point average of 3.78

    Jack had been homeschooled by his mother, Ru Andrade, but after four years of teaching him everything she could, she began struggling to find new things for him to learn.

    ‘I had given everything I had, and he was smarter than me,’ his mom told フォックス・ニュース.

    At age 11, he took a placement exam at Fullerton College — which offered a K-12 bridge program — and scored so high that they put him in college-level courses.

    Within two years of studying there, he earned four associate degrees — one in each concentration of history, social behavior, art and human expression, and social science.

    当時の, he became the youngest person to graduate from a college in California, earning a perfect 4.0 GPA.

    When he was 14, he started taking classes at the University of Nevada. He explained how he buckled down and studied even as more idle fun was calling his name.

    ‘In my first two semesters, I was on it. I managed my time really well and made sure I completed all assignments on time,’ 彼は言った.

    He was homeschooled by his mom, Ru Andrade, but after four years, she ran out of things for him to learn. He is pictured with his sister, ママ, and dad

    He was homeschooled by his mom, Ru Andrade, but after four years, she ran out of things for him to learn. He is pictured with his sister, ママ, and dad

    At age 11, he took a placement exam at Fullerton College - which offered a K-12 bridge program - and he scored so high that they decided to put him in college level courses

    At age 11, he took a placement exam at Fullerton Collegewhich offered a K-12 bridge programand he scored so high that they decided to put him in college level courses

    ‘This semester it has been a little more difficult for me to stay motivated. I missed my very first assignment ever in college a few weeks ago. That was enough to push me back on track.

    ‘I started writing down everything again and making sure I’m staying organized. I have a PS5 still in the box staring at me, but I promised myself I’m not going to open it until after finals,’ 彼は言った.

    And on December 14, after just a year, he officially graduated on December 14, 2021 — and said the accomplishment feels ‘awesome.

    ‘I worked really hard but I also had a lot of support. All my professors and classmates have been awesome. A huge thank you to my mom for driving me back and forth from California to UNLV every week so that I could take classes on campus,’ 彼は言った.

    ‘Just being alongside of him on this journey has been so amazing,’ his mom gushed.

    Within two years, he earned four associate degrees - one in history, social behavior, art and human expression, and social science. He is pictured at his Fullerton graduation

    Within two years, he earned four associate degreesone in history, social behavior, art and human expression, and social science. He is pictured at his Fullerton graduation

    When he was 14, he started taking classes at the University of Nevada. Pictured is his ID card from the school

    When he was 14, he started taking classes at the University of Nevada. Pictured is his ID card from the school

    In only one year of studying there, he officially graduated on December 14, 2021. He is pictured at his UNLV graduation

    In only one year of studying there, he officially graduated on December 14, 2021. He is pictured at his UNLV graduation

    ‘I know he gets a lot of attention for his brain, but he’s the sweetest kid — never been in trouble once. He has a sister who has autism who he is amazing with.

    「明らかに, we are so proud of him because this is what he wanted. But also proud of the human he is. That’s the coolest thing about him.

    Now Jack has plans to earn his master’s degree, but wants to take one semester off from school so that he can relax and just be a teenager.

    He told Fox News that his next goal is to learn how to code, and said he also hopes to become fluent in Spanish.

    Although Jack is unsure about his career path, he said he wants a job that will make him enough money to take care of his sister ‘for the rest of her life.

    ‘That’s his plan and motivation through all of this,’ Ru added.

    When Jack enrolled at UNLV in May 2020, spokesman Tony Allen said the university was going to do everything it could to make Jack feel at home.

    ‘Jack is a remarkable young man with a bright future ahead of him, and we’re thrilled that he chose UNLV to continue his academic journey,’ Tony said.

    ‘We have a long history of Rebels making it happen by following their dreams, no matter how big, and we look forward to welcoming Jack and his family to UNLV.

    His mom explained that Jack 'is not a genius,' he just 'works very hard' and loves to learn. He is pictured on the first day of his first semester in college

    She also described him as an 'old soul.' He is pictured on the first day of his last semester of college

    His mom explained that Jack ‘is not a genius,’ he just ‘works very hardand loves to learn. He is pictured on the first day of his first semester in college (左) and the first day of his last semester (正しい)

    Jack has plans to earn his master’s degree, but wants to take one semester off from school so that he can relax and just be a teen

    Jack has plans to earn his master’s degree, but wants to take one semester off from school so that he can relax and just be a teen

    Although Jack is unsure about his career path, he said he wants a job that will make him enough money to take care of his sister (左), who has autism, 'for the rest of her life'

    Although Jack is unsure about his career path, he said he wants a job that will make him enough money to take care of his sister (左), who has autism, ‘for the rest of her life

    ‘It was surprising how many resources are available to us at UNLV. I felt extremely supported in my research through the library and online access to support materials.

    His mom explained in a 2020 面接する Las Vegas Review that the 15-year-old ‘is not a genius,’ he just ‘works very hardand loves to learn.

    And although she described him as an ‘old soul,’ she added that he still loves to do the same things other kids his age like to do, like play video games.

    ‘He really is 13 when it comes to play. He will get done with his work just to get to his video games as fast as he can,’ 彼女はその時に言った.

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