Braxton Moral has been regarded as “really, really gifted” from a young age, Time reports. It appears that he’s so brilliant that this spring, the 16-year-old will graduate with a high school diploma and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University.
Braxton’s father, Carlos Moral shared with the Associated Press that he and his wife first learned just how gifted Braxton was in third grade. “They told us: ‘You need to do something. He’s not just gifted. He’s really, really gifted.’” Braxton ended up skipping the fourth grade.
He’s been studying at the Harvard extension school since junior high and has been taking online courses, as well as campus classes during his summer break from high school, according to The New York Times. Braxton will leave Harvard with a BA, with a major in government and minor in English.
His next goal is to get into Harvard Law, and then seek a career in national politics, The Times reports. He also believes he might run for president one day.
“I’ve had lots of people ask me why I would let him waste his smartness on being a politician,” Braxton’s mother Julie Moral told The Hutchinson News. “I tell them that politicians change the world and that is what Braxton wants to do.”
Even though he’s a genius, Braxton enjoys the same things other kids do, like seeing movies and playing World of Warcraft, per The Times.
“I’m a really ambitious person,” he told The Times. “I think it’s important to have goals and achieve those goals, and it’s important to be charismatic and likable. You want to be relatable.”