On Sunday May 19, 17-year-old Braxton Moral walked across the stage and received his high school diploma. Less than two weeks later, the teenager is set to walk across another stage to receive his undergraduate degree from Harvard University.

He told CNN, “My parents noticed I was bored in school and needed something to inspire growth, so they ended up finding the Extension School.”

Moral’s parents enrolled him at the Harvard when he was just 11 years old.

Generally, an extension program is a department within a college that is designed to educate entire communities. They offer classes to local residents that are interested in learning new skills or information, but also benefit those with full time jobs or people who are not of age to be in college yet.


In Moral’s case, this was perfect for him. He explained to them how he had always been interested in law and politics and had hopes of going to law school. In Harvard’s Extension School, he was able to major in Government and minor in English.

His family was very supportive and witnessed his talent since he was young. His older sister Brittney Jo Seger, told CNN, “When he was little, his vocabulary was extraordinary. Something my mom, sister and I noticed early on was his memory. That’s one of the things that makes him incredible.”

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