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Twelve-year-old becomes youngest graduate at Fullerton College

A 12-year-old boy named Clovis Hung is officially Fullerton College’s youngest graduate.

According to NBC News, Hung started college in California when he was nine. He had heard about Fullerton College from 13-year-old graduate Jack Rico. Hung also wanted to be the youngest graduate.

On Monday, March 22, Hung officially graduated from Fullerton with five associate degrees, ABC 7 reports. The five degrees are in history; social sciences; social behavior and self-development; arts and human expression; and science and mathematics. He will receive a sixth associate degree in the fall.

Director of Campus Communications Lisa McPheron told ABC 7 that Hung enrolled at Fullerton through a special admit process that allows students from K-8 schools to take classes at the college.

After graduating, Hung was featured in several news pieces and invited onto the Ellen K Morning Show.

Hung walked alongside other graduates on Saturday at the graduation ceremony. His parents could not have been more proud.

“Clovis is super inquisitive, mature, diligent, self-disciplined and highly motivated,” Hung’s mother, Song Choi, said in a press release. “He is also very curious and traditional public schools could not satisfy his curiosity, therefore, the best option was college.”

Hung told ABC 7 that in between classes he still has time to be a kid.

“I play basketball five days a week and sometimes a whole week because I have games. I also play games like Minecraft and Roblox and I also have Civil Air Patrol and Boy Scouting,” Hung said.

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