9-year-old Nigerian-American genius kid emerges youngest ever high school graduate, set to become an astrophysicist

A 9-year-old genius named David Balogun has become one of the youngest-ever high school graduates and now looking to enrol in a college where he wants to study astrophysics.

“I want to be an astrophysicist, and study black holes and supernovas,” David told WYMT.

David who is a Nigerian American earned his high school diploma in just less than 3 years and became the youngest student to graduate from Reach Cyber Charter School, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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He enjoys science and computer programming and he took classes that focused on STEM subjects.

David came from a family of achievers. His parents Henry and Ronya Balogun, who own an outpatient psychiatric clinic, have advanced degrees. But they admit that raising a young child with extraordinary intellectual gifts like David is challenging.



“He’s a 9-year-old with a brain that does have the capacity to understand and comprehend a lot of concepts that are beyond his years. And sometimes beyond my understanding,” said Ronya

Henry Balogun, David’s Dad expressed his delights toward his son’s accomplishment.

“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 said

“He’s still on his way. He has not reached the end yet and now he is in college.” he added

After taking a few college classes at Bucks County Community College, David and his family are looking to find a suitable university where he can continue to study considering his age. They said they are currently considering the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Harvard University.

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