17-Year-Old Graduates From Technical College Two Weeks Before Graduating From High School

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Cleveland, Wis. - Now this is what you call taking care of business! Possibly the youngest student to ever earn a diploma at Lakeshore Technical College, Jordan Leslie graduated with his peers on Saturday, May 21st -- and he's not even done with high school yet!

And one can only hope that Jordan Leslie loves the sound of pomp and circumstance, since he's going to be hearing a lot of it this spring.

It started on an adviser's whim and ended with Leslie being the first to hit a unique milestone. "I was going fast through my courses. He was like, 'You know, maybe we could try something different,"' Leslie said. "I was always the youngest in my class."

Initially, the then 15-year-old looked so out of place at Lakeshore Technical College that a student official thought he must be a lost visitor.

"I didn't think he was a student, I questioned him, thought he was just here with a group and kind of got separated," said Douglas Gossen, vice president of student services at Lakeshore Technical College.

Leslie successfully achieved his goal on Saturday, when he picked up his associate's degree in IT, two weeks before he graduates from high school.

"It was just basically up to me to ace the classes which as you can see, 4.0," said Leslie.

His high school grades were just as good. Which is why when the now 17-year-old picks up yet another diploma in two weeks, he'll do so as the valedictorian of his class.