15-year-old Igbo boy graduates from US university before finishing high school, breaks Martin Luther King’s record

A 15-year-old Igbo boy named Ikenna Ray has earned an associate degree in arts from the Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio, United States despite still being a high school student.

Cameron Ray who is a student at the Warrensville Heights High School, Ohio enrolled to Cuyahoga Community College through the Ohio College Credit Plus (CCP) program, which allows high school students to earn college credits at community colleges.

In 2019, the 15-year-old Cameron Ray graduated from the university while he was still a High school junior. “Everyone is usually pretty surprised when I tell them I’m only a junior in high school,” Ray said.

Cameron Ray who later graduated from High School in 2021 had set his ambition to enrol at Cleveland State University, Ohio, United States to pursue his dream of becoming a film director.

“I’ve learned that sometimes it’s the best things in life you’ll be fearful of. But you’ve got to push yourself and get acquainted,” Ray said.

Cameron Ray added that the only person that he could find who graduated college at his age was the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr., and that he is really proud of sharing a record with him.

“That is something I’m especially proud of,” Ray said.

In 1944, King graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and was admitted to Morehouse College at the age of 15.


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