A 9-year-old Nigerian identified as David Balogun fom Pennsylvania’s Bucks County graduated from high school and is now named one of the youngest ever high school graduates.
David, who is currently attending college said his impressive feat is one that other young kids can achieve as well.
David became the youngest student to graduate from Reach Cyber Charter School, based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and is now taking classes at Bucks County Community College.
“I would say that you should know what you’re good at and what you’re not good at, because if you’re not good at a subject, you shouldn’t be put down that you didn’t get an A-plus in that subject,” David Balogun told “Good Morning America.”
“If you’re not that good at that subject but if you’re good at, let’s say, all your other subjects or most of your other subjects, you can still excel and graduate at a young age.”
David embarked on an accelerated program and studied year round, embracing a variety of subjects.
“As my mom puts it, my favorite subject is learning new things,” David said. “Whether it’s art, math, science, English, social studies, I’ll be happy to learn something new.”
He said he especially enjoys math and science, especially nuclear chemistry, and he hopes to one day go into astronomy, engineering or software development.
When he’s not studying, David said he also enjoys building robots and watching online videos about everything from astronomy to physiology.
David’s mom Ronya Balogun told “GMA” their family is “exceedingly proud” of the 9-year-old’s achievements so far.
Henry Balogun, David’s dad, said, “It has always been my joy to see my son in this position today.”
“This is fantastic and we are deeply grateful to God that he was able to achieve his goal,” he added. “He’s still on his way. He has not reached the end yet and now he is in college.”