If anyone deserves to be celebrating the end of the school year, it’s Mike Wimmer. The kid from Salisbury, North Carolina, just graduated from Concord Academy High School with a 5.45 GPA and was the valedictorian for the class of 2021. And a week before that? He graduated from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College with a 4.0 GPA and an associate degree. And did we mention he’s only 12 years old?
Mike was dual enrolled and decided to take extra classes during the pandemic, finishing two years of high school and two years of college in just one year. His photographic memory and the fact that he’s a genius helped him get it all done, but he says he worked at a comfortable pace and still had plenty of time to play and socialize with other kids.
Beyond his academic success, Mike has also started two technology companies, the first, Next Era Innovations, when he was only seven years old. And to anyone who’s worried that he’s missing out on his childhood, he assures them his room is filled with Hot Wheels cars and Legos and he’s happy with the decisions he’s made. “I’m having the time of my life doing everything, whether that is school and my businesses and still being a kid as well,” he explains, adding that after graduating, “It’s a good feeling to be done.”
Source:Good Morning America
[Courtesy of Dr. Dave’s Ultimate Prep]