Well, get ready to feel bad about yourself. I know I do.
A 12-year-old kid from California just graduated college. Oh, and he did it with five degrees.
Clovis Hung (immediately gives off BDE) walked across the stage of Fullerton College’s graduation ceremony on May 20, receiving five associate degrees and becoming the youngest graduate in school history to earn that many.
Clovis’ journey began when he was 7 years old, when his mother Song Choi (I bet that name doesn’t surprise you in the slightest) decided to pull him out of school and begin homeschooling him. Song, a tutor for nearly 20 years, realized that her son was academically advanced and too smart for the public school system, ultimately opting to teach him herself.
After one year of homeschooling, Clovis saw a 13-year-old boy named Jack Rico on the news. Rico, another California nerd, graduated Fullerton in 2020 with four degrees, setting the record at the time for the youngest graduate with the most degrees. Clovis saw that and basically said “move over, white boy.”
The following year, at the ripe age of 9, Clovis too enrolled in Fullerton as part of their “special admit” program, which allowed him to take college courses while also continuing his homeschooling curriculum. Now just three years later, Clovis has made Fullerton history with associate degrees in History, Social Sciences, Social Behavior and Self-Development, Arts and Human Expression (what a waste), and Science and Mathematics. His final GPA was an astounding 3.92.
Congratulations, Clovis this is an amazing achievement and you should be incredibly proud.
To all of my college readers and those who graduated at a normal rate with just one degree, don’t feel too bad. First of all, this was a community college giving out associate degrees. Even JR Smith is enrolled at a full four-year university. Also, who cares about age. Clovis now heads into the real world as a 12-year-old. Newsflash: the real world sucks. He just bypassed his entire childhood because his tiger mom deemed him “special.” While he probably is special (if you know what I mean), he will never be able to do some of the things I honed in college. As a graduated film major who spent approximately 12 total hours in a classroom over my four years, I can confidently say I would wipe the floor with Clovis in beer dye. I bet this dude went all of college without even grabbing a boob. What a loser, I grabbed two!
So don’t feel too bad about this Young Sheldon. While he is definitely more smarter than us, we are the ones doing college right. No one goes to college to learn. It’s all about having fun, gaining independence, and not dying. If you can accomplish those three things, you’ve won.