WATCH: 13-year-old makes historical past as youngest graduate from Oklahoma Metropolis Group Faculty
Elijah Muhammad has achieved one thing not many 13 yr olds can brag about: He is a school graduate.
The younger teen not too long ago walked the stage at Oklahoma Metropolis Group Faculty after incomes an affiliate’s diploma in laptop science and cybersecurity.
Elijah advised ABC Information affiliate KOCO that he additionally has 10 IBM certifications, one Google IT certification and is pursuing a bachelor’s diploma at Oklahoma State College.
“My dad has a homeschool program referred to as Professional One Collegiate Academy and it mainly accelerates your studying into issues that you just’re excited by,” Elijah advised “Good Morning America.” “So, since I used to be excited by cybersecurity, it accelerated me in that and I used to be capable of go to varsity early.”
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Elijah stated he would typically be a focus for different college students in his neighborhood faculty programs, with some considering that one other grownup within the classroom was babysitting him.
Elijah Muhammad receives his diploma from Oklahoma Metropolis Group Faculty.
“I advised them that I used to be truly on this class [at] my age — they have been shocked at first,” he stated. “They thought I’d simply be quiet at school. However once I requested questions and I used to be interacting with the category, they have been extra shocked.”
Elijah’s older sister Shania Muhammad advised KOCO her brother is “the neatest individual I do know.”
“And no matter when you’re older or not, it is like I’ve by no means seen [anything] like him,” she stated.
Shania, who spoke with KOCO about graduating from Langston College at simply 15 years previous, labored with Elijah and helped encourage him to graduate early.
“I obtained two affiliate’s levels at 14 years previous, and I type of did the identical course of,” stated Shania. “That is why I simply went on to do my bachelor’s. I accomplished every little thing in two and a half years. So I used to be simply type of exploring and simply having enjoyable, but it surely turned out fairly superb.”
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Elijah stated the siblings are “aggressive,” however added, “When another person wants assist, we’re all there to assist one another out.”
Elijah Muhammad standing at commencement together with his friends.
As a lot as Elijah research, he additionally makes time for different actions, together with swimming and basketball. He’s additionally a motivational speaker and hopes to assist others obtain their objectives.
“If you wish to put your thoughts to creating a 4.0, you are able to do it,” Elijah advised KOCO. “If you wish to put your thoughts to profitable a state championship, you are able to do it. You simply gotta put within the work that it takes to perform that.”
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