Kicker – Graduating without a license

NICK EICHER, HOST: Jack Rico just graduated from a California college after earning four associates degrees in two years. 

Like many other graduates this year, he did not get to celebrate in person.

He had to celebrate his in drive-by fashion.

One problem: Jack Rico is not old enough to drive.

Talking with local TV station KABC, the young man says he’s going for a history degree next.

RICO: I’m 13 so I don’t want to, like, rush everything. I’m still trying to figure it out, but I just want to focus on learning right now because that’s what I love to do.

Ah, clearly.

Jack Rico was homeschooled and entered college at the age of 11. Two years later, he became the youngest person ever to graduate from Fullerton College. 

He says when he’s not studying he likes to hang out and play video games. Just like any regular 13-year-old with a 4.0 college GPA.

It’s The World and Everything in It.

(Photo/CNN) Jack Rico in one of his classes at Fullerton College.

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