ULYSSES, Kan. - A 14-year-old Ulysses, Kansas student is balancing high school while attending Harvard online. He's set to graduate from both before he's 18.
Braxton Moral's story starts in the first grade. That's when he was tested as gifted. By third grade, he was bored and unchallenged in school.
"He got very depressed," said Julie Moral, Braxton's mother. "He basically had what most of us have when we're 40. 'Why am I here, what's my purpose in life, is god real?' Just huge, huge depression. It was a hard, hard time in our life, actually."
Because he was only 9, the local community college did not let him take classes.
So Braxton decided the next place to apply, naturally, was Harvard.
"Everyone wants their niche," said Braxton, "and so I figured Harvard would be a stepping stone. Hopefully not a stumbling block."
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