Jack Rico, who became one of the youngest to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, was praised by his proud mum for her kindness
Image: Ru Andrade / Facebook)
A 15-year-old genius became one of the youngest to graduate from college.
Jack Rico, of California, holds a BA Hons from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a GPA of 3.78, which works out to about 90%.
According to the university’s Facebook page, Jack is one of its “youngest graduates.”
Jack’s proud mum Ru Andrade pounced on her smart son in an interview with Fox News.
She said: “Just being by his side on this trip has been so amazing. I know he gets a lot of attention for his brain, but he’s the nicest kid – he doesn’t. never got into trouble once. “
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Ms Andrade added that Jack, whose sister has autism, has always been so kind and caring to his brother and that she is “so proud” of him.
Jack’s mum homeschooled him for four years, and at the age of 11, she claims she was having a hard time teaching him information he didn’t already know.
“I had given everything I had and he was smarter than me,” she said.
Instead of going to high school, Jack was enrolled in college-level courses at Fullerton College after passing the entrance exam.
In two years in college, Jack had four associate’s degrees to his credit: History, Social Behavior, Art and Human Expression, and Social Sciences.
In June 2020, he joined the University of Nevada to complete his bachelor’s degree – and he graduated on December 14 of that year.
Now Jack is aiming for a master’s degree – but he’s taking some time off right now to hang out with his cousins and play video games.
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He’s not sure what he wants to study next, but Jack says he wants to be fluent in Spanish and learn to code.
In the future, he wants to be able to earn enough money to support his sister and take care of her “for the rest of her life.”
Ms Andrade said: “This is her plan and her motivation through it all.”