"My parents noticed I was bored in school and needed something to inspire growth, so they ended up finding the Extension School," Braxton Moral said
On May 19, 17-year-old, Braxton Moral collected his graduation certificate from his Ulysses, Kansas-based High School. He will be receiving another certification in less than two weeks. An undergraduate degree from Harvard will be awarded to him on May 30. Yes, you heard us right! CNN reported that the young genius was extremely bored in school and his parents enrolled him in this Extension School when he was eleven years old. "My parents noticed I was bored in school and needed something to inspire growth, so they ended up finding the Extension School," Moral said.
Furthermore, he explained how Harvard Extension School was mainly created by nontraditional learners. People who already have a job but are willing to learn can take up these classes. This group also includes people who don't fall under the category of regular college-goers he said. The college provides a course that can be taken online, but they also mandate the presence of Extension School students at the iconic campus situated in Cambridge, Massachusetts for 16 credit hours. Moral goes on to elaborates on the course that he had chosen for himself.
He has majored in government along with a minor in English. A Harvard University spokesman also established the fact that Moral is a candidate with a degree from the same reported CNN. Kevin Mcgrath, who is an associate professor inSouth Asian Studies at Harvard University was of the view that Moral is "a remarkable and unique young scholar." Mcgrath told GMA, "Intellectually, he is extraordinary, but more than that, it is his discipline and endeavor which has enabled him to begin adult life with such startling success."
Of course, studying for two courses at once isn't a piece of cake and Moral admitted that. The high school helped him immensely by reducing the workload and allowing him to work on his Harvard courses, he said. Moral revealed that he's always had a very keen interest in law and politics which is why he's hoping to get into a law school, Columbia University, to be specific. Good Morning America also reported his inclination towards politics. The 17-year old told GMA, "I’m relieved to have a little bit of a head start." He was glad to get all the extra time he needed and thought of this as an opportunity to cultivate more knowledge on this subject. "I thought it really broadened my horizons. It helped me understand new things and what I want to do [in life].
Embarking the new chapter of his life he said, "I am, of course, excited to end this chapter of my life and anxious to begin the next." Brittney Jo Seger, Moral's 29-year-old sister praised her brother for his talents during her interview with CNN. "When he was little, his vocabulary was extraordinary," she remarked. "Something my mom, sister and I noticed early on was his memory. That's one of the things that makes him incredible. But he can look at anything or read anything, and he will instantly remember it forever," added the eldest. "This didn't always benefit us older kids."
Segar also explained how her parents couldn't be present during Moral's first graduation due to their mother's health. "My mother got a kidney transplant the week before, and my mother and father couldn't be there because of that. We are a very close family, so we gathered together to help honor him in such a special time," she said. "We can't wait for Harvard graduation next week and for Brax to start a new chapter in his life and focus on his love for politics."
Apart from focusing on his academics, this genius had the time to write a book titled "Harvard in the Heartland". According to CNN Moral is all set to publish his work which includes his experiences of being an intellectual child in a small farming town. A part of the synopsis of the book read: an intellectually gifted boy from a small farming town in Western Kansas.