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13-year-old Minnesota youth set to graduate from college

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Published: Apr. 24, 2022 at 6:55 PM CDT
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A 13-year-old boy from Minnesota is on the verge of earning his bachelor’s degree from college -- with a major in physics and a minor in math.

Elliott Tanner is maintaining a 3.78 grade point average at the University of Minnesota and is participating in undergraduate research while also tutoring classmates. He wants to be high-energy theoretical physicist and ultimately a professor of physics at the university.

Elliott’s mom, Michelle Tanner, said he started reading and doing math by age 3. Following a few years of homeschooling and a high school curriculum that took him two years to complete, he began taking college classes when he was 9.

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