11-Year Old Graduates With Top Honors

By Meera Dolasia on June 10, 2009

Photo Credit: NBC Los Angeles

Most 11-year-olds are just happy to have survived their first year of junior high. However, Moshe Kai Cavalin is not like most kids. He skipped elementary, middle and high school and went straight to college at the tender age of eight.

While Moshe's parents knew he was smart, they had never envisioned putting him in college this young. However, when they tried to enroll him in a private school at the age of 6, he was turned down, because he was so smart and the school was afraid he would be bored.

It turns out they were right - After homeschooling the young lad for two years, the parents realized that he was ready for some real high-level courses. They approached East Los Angeles college, who agreed to take him in. However, until he proved himself, he could take only two courses - Math and Physical Education.

Moshe did not disappoint. He got A-pluses in both and hasn't looked back since. Later this week, Moshe will graduate with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts with a 4.0 Grade Point Average. In fact, the young lad was so smart that he helped tutor his fellow math students, some of whom were a decade older than him.

While the world may hail him as a genius, his parents think he is just a typical boy who likes to play soccer and watche Jackie Chan movies.

Moshe now hopes to get into a prestigious four-year program and graduate in Astrophysics. However, before that, he is planning to take a little 'break' to pursue his other passion - Martial Arts, where he has won quite a few medals. He also intends to write a book to teach kids how to succeed in school and take scuba diving lessons.

Sources: nbclosangeles.com,topix.com,chicagotriibune.com

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  • specialist
    specialistFriday, April 15, 2016 at 11:36 am
    I have always been the smartest in all my classes. In 3rd, 4th, and 5th, (I'm in 6th) I 've always been the smartest. I'm what's called a middle school flower.
    • fireheartFriday, March 18, 2016 at 9:10 am
      I would love to be like him, but I don't agree with the video game part
      • wjoahMonday, March 7, 2016 at 9:59 am
        that is so exiting and like wow
        • diamondkid
          diamondkidFriday, February 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm
          Wow!
          • karate dudeTuesday, October 7, 2014 at 5:11 pm
            I also do martial arts but I havent won half the tournaments he has
            • turtlenicole
              turtlenicoleWednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:40 pm
              I'm 11 and I am sooo NOT as smart as him
              • artjunkie
                artjunkieSunday, September 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm
                At first I thought, "oh look, just another snobby "genius kid", but then I saw the video and I thought "wow, he is such a sweet kid." :)
                • turtlenicole
                  turtlenicoleWednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:40 pm
                  I agree!
                • mickey1
                  mickey1Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7:49 am
                  thats awsome
                  • doda dodo dingTuesday, April 8, 2014 at 6:14 pm
                    you like blew my mind its never amaricans who do things like that.......................................................................
                    • krish10
                      krish10Monday, March 24, 2014 at 9:50 pm
                      Cool!

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