Millions of teens across the country next May will join fellow high school students with all the pomp and circumstance to accept their high school diplomas. Young adults on college campuses nationwide will joyfully toss their caps in the air in celebration of earning undergraduate degrees.
One 16-year-old Kansas student will be doing both – only days apart.
Braxton Moral, a senior at Ulysses High School will be attending his high school graduation ceremony in Ulysses, Kansas, on May 19, before heading to Harvard University to collect his bachelor’s degree on May 30.
“I’m really excited. I’ve enjoyed getting to experience some of the rewards of my work,” Braxton told USA TODAY. “It only reinvigorates me to work harder.”
Braxton is on track to graduate from the Bachelor of Liberal Arts program at the Harvard Extension School, with a major government and a minor in English, according to Harry Pierre, associate director of communications for Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education.