Boy, 13, graduates California city college with 4 associates degrees, youngest in school’s history

FULLERTON, Calif. -- A 13-year-old boy graduated from a city college in Southern California with his fourth associate’s degree, making him the youngest graduate in the school’s history.

Jack Rico of La Mirada, graduated from Fullerton College, California’s oldest city college in operation.

Jack Rico is the youngest grad in Fullerton College's history. (Sara Ancich Photography)

Rico started taking classes at the school when he was only 11 years old. He spent the last two years earning four different degrees.

With most schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Rico’s family is holding a special drive-by celebration on Wednesday, KABC reported.

The teen plans to continue his education in the fall at the University of Nevada, which has given him a full scholarship.

“I’m 13, so I don’t want to rush everything,” Rico told KABC. “I’m still trying to figure it out, but I just want to focus on learning right now. That’s what I love to do.”

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