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Meet Jack Rico, 15, the youngest person ever to graduate from college

Graduating from college isn’t the only thing Jack Rico celebrates. The 15-year-old is about to become the youngest graduate student ever at the University of Las Vegas. “Occasionally, I’ll get a shock reaction from someone, but most of my classmates really accept me.” Rico told KTNV. “They don’t see me as a child, they see me as an equal child.” Rico has an interesting story about how he got to this point. He failed third grade after a new learning system was introduced and when his mother, Ru Andrade, decided to homeschool him, she quickly realized how much better he was. “At the age of 11, he was smarter than I was and I knew that I gave him was probably all I had and he probably needed better teachers,” Andrade said. Rico eventually took and passed the entrance exam for a Fullerton College program in California and enrolled. After two years, Rico will have four associate degrees in history, social sciences, arts, human expression, and social behavior. Because he kept a perfect GPA, Rico also received a full scholarship to the University of Las Vegas, where he will earn a bachelor’s degree in history. “It was unbelievable at the time when my mom said to me, I was like this. ‘You’re joking, this is a funny joke’, but this didn’t really happen and when we first came here, I automatically fell in love with the campus, the people here,” he said. On December 14, Rico will graduate with a total of five degrees. “He worked really hard, but also following his passion and staying was amazing,” Andrade said. After graduating, Rico said he wanted to pursue a master’s degree. “I wanted to explore some of my other interests and tools and see what I wanted to do with my masters,” he said.

Graduating from college isn’t the only thing Jack Rico celebrates.

The 15-year-old is about to become the youngest graduate student ever at the University of Las Vegas.

“Occasionally, I’ll get a reaction like a shock from someone, but most of my classmates really accept me,” said Rico. tell KTNV. “They don’t see me as a child, they see me as an equal.”

Rico has an interesting story about how he got to this point. He failed his third grade exam after a new learning system was introduced and when his mother, Ru Andrade, decided to homeschool him, she quickly realized how much progress he had made.

“At the age of 11, he was smarter than I was and I knew I gave him everything I had and maybe he needed better teachers,” Andrade said.

Rico eventually took and passed an entrance exam for a program with Fullerton College in California and enrolled.

After two years, Rico will have four associate degrees in history, social sciences, art and human expression, and social behavior.

Because of his perfect GPA, Rico also received a full scholarship to the University of Las Vegas, where he will earn a bachelor’s degree in history.

“It was unbelievable at the time when my mom said to me, I said, ‘you’re joking, this is a funny joke,’ but not this actually happened and when the first time we came here, I automatically fell in love with the campus, the people here”, he said.

On December 14, Rico will graduate with a total of five degrees.

“He worked really hard, but also following his passion and staying was amazing,” Andrade said.

After graduating, Rico said he wanted to pursue a master’s degree.

“I wanted to explore some of my other interests and stuff and see what I wanted to do with my masters,” he said.

https://www.kcra.com/article/meet-15-year-old-jack-rico-one-universitys-youngest-ever-graduate/38481692 Meet Jack Rico, 15, the youngest person ever to graduate from college

JOE HERNANDEZ

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