Perhaps in a bid to make high school go a lot faster, or simply in an opportunity show off, ABC reports that a Texas high schooler is going to be graduating with a college degree before even receiving his diploma. At only 17 years old, Gavin Turnage will graduate from La Porte High School later this year, and he'll do so with an associate's degree in science.
"I'm super proud of him," his mother Charla Buras explained. "He amazes me every day." He's managed to pull this off all thanks to a program called ACE, which he started before his junior year. "Right now I'm in Physics 2, Calculus 3, and Composite 2, Texas Government," he said. "I want to be a biomedical engineer. [I want to] design prosthetics. That's what I want to do. ... Honestly, I just can't wait to finally go pursue a higher education and get a career in engineering."
His mother Buras, who had him when she was 18, added, "We started flashcards when he was a baby in the bathtub. He's got a bright future. He definitely does. I couldn't be more proud. I'm ready for bigger, better things." To top it all off, Turnage has been working a part-time job on the weekends delivering pizza. Putting pretty much everyone else's time management skills to shame, Tunage will graduate from high school in May with his San Jacinto Junior College degree already under his belt.