In the United States, it is typical for students to enroll in middle school at the age of nine, with high school still a few years away. However, one exceptional student has surpassed that level and graduated from high school at the age of nine, setting a record.
David Balogun, a member of Mensa, has always been passionate about science and computer programming. This passion has led him to become one of the world’s youngest high school graduates, thanks to accelerated online classes. After completing the third-grade curriculum, he officially became the youngest graduate of Reach Cyber Charter School.
David is now enrolled at a community college, earning credits towards his college degree. In a news conference, he expressed his desire to become an astronomer and study black holes and supernovas. His insatiable curiosity, according to his parents, has equipped him for scholastic achievement.
Aside from academics, David also enjoys activities such as baseball, karate, and spending time with his sister. He has been awarded the 2022 Distinguished Student Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Gifted Education.
David’s official high school graduation ceremony is scheduled to take place in June. While he is not the youngest high school graduate on record (Michael Kearney holds that title at the age of six in 1990), David is still an exceptional and inspiring young student with a bright future ahead of him.