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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“I want to be constantly challenged, and I thought this could be a challenge for me as well,” he said. The Hart High School student said the key to his early success was in the way he used his time. He made a study schedule and stuck to it, day in and day out, since his freshman year. So when the Hart school bell rang every day at 3 p.m., Christopher headed straight home and did his homework. Then he’d scoot over to College of the Canyons for a second round of classes, held mostly twice a week. Among the U.S. history, sociology and general chemistry classes, Christopher learned that he’s not much of a humanities guy. Instead, he emerged as a biology and physical science major. He aims to one day study human brains as a researcher. But that will come after graduation from Harvard Medical School, which comes after he earns his bachelor’s degree from UCLA or the University of the California, San Diego, he hopes. Teacher Linda Cox, who served as his adviser with the Future Business Leaders of America, recalled a time Christopher came over to her house to work on a project for the business club and the quiz show “Jeopardy” came on TV. “And of course he answers every question,” she said. Cox said it’s rare to find a high school student with an associate’s degree already hanging on the wall. But that wall may soon have a second degree on it. Tricia, Christopher’s 13-year-old sister and Hart High School freshman, starts her first class next week at College of the Canyons. “She’s following the tradition,” he said. [email protected] (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Fifteen-year-old Christopher Ngoon graduates today from College of the Canyons – a year before he gets his high school diploma. Yes, he skipped a few grades in elementary school. And, yes, he sacrificed a prom and some other social activities to earn an associate’s degree before he’s officially a high school senior. But to the College of the Canyons graduate, all the late-nighters that he pulled over the last three years were well worth it. last_img read more

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