North Carolina’s Mike Wimmer is all set to graduate from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Concord Academy High School just one week later at only 12 years old. His mother Melissa said, “If one door’s locked, he’ll find out another way around to figure out how to accomplish his goals.” Mike decided to take extra courses at school when the pandemic first hit with the new downtime he had, just one year later he earned enough credits to graduate from high school and associate’s degree portions of his dual enrollment program. While he didn’t intend to graduate so quickly, he was motivated to finish up when he realized he was a couple of courses away from graduating. Mike is finishing up his high school career with a 5.45 GPA and being valedictorian and a 4.0 GPA from college. The future is bright for Mike as he already has various job offers, a fellowship, and a growing startup called Reflect Social. However, Mike has a very clear goal in mind, “My entrepreneurial goal is to build technology that enables people to live better lives.”
A 12-year-old in North Carolina used the downtime he had during the pandemic to take on a few extra classes in school.
Now, one year later, Mike Wimmer is getting ready to graduate high school and college — in the same week. https://t.co/DyGTuxdDbw
— CNN (@CNN) April 28, 2021
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