Meet the 12-year-old graduating high school and college in the same week
April 28, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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A 12-year-old in North Carolina used the downtime he had during the pandemic to take on a few extra classes in school.
Now, one year later, Mike Wimmer, of Salisbury, is getting ready to graduate high school and college -- in the same week.
Wimmer completed four years of high school and a two-year associate's degree all in one year.
But this wasn't always Wimmer's plan, he said.
He said his GPA at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is 4. 0, while his high school GPA is 5. 45.
Despite being several years younger than his classmates, Wimmer said he gets along well with them -- and was even nominated to Homecoming Court last year.
Wimmer, who has an interest in robotics, told CNN that he's "the math and science guy. " He's always had an affinity for technology -- he got his first iPad when he was 18 months old, and wondered how it worked.
With graduation just a few weeks away, Wimmer said he's weighing many options for his next steps.
"A lot of people think I've given up my childhood or somehow lost it," Wimmer said, "and I say to them that I'm having the time of my life. "