14-Year-Old Ready to Graduate UCLA
Moshe Kai Cavalin: All it takes is hard work
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2012 4:45 PM CST
East Los Angeles College math instructor Daniel Judge teaches statistics to student Moshe Kai Cavalin in this file photo. The boy is now at UCLA.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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(Newser) – Moshe Kai Cavalin is about to graduate from UCLA … at the age of 14. But it's not his first experience with higher education. At the age of 8, he enrolled at East Los Angeles Community College, earning the first of two degrees the following year with a 4.0 GPA, reports AP. "People need to know you don't really need to be a genius. You just have to work hard and you can accomplish anything," says Cavalin.

The wunderkind just published an English edition of his 100-page instructional book We Can Do, which encourages other young people to achieve exceptional feats by exercising total commitment and diligence. (The original is in Chinese.) "I was able to reach the stars, but others can reach the Milky Way," he writes. After UCLA, the math major is heading to grad school.