Moshe Kai Cavalin, 11, graduates with honors from East Los Angeles Community College this week, but just don't call him a genius.
consider myself a regular kid who works hard and does his best," says
this only child of a Taiwanese mother and an Israeli father.
Cavalin started college at the age of 8, he may have been the youngest
person in class, but he ended up tutoring some of his 19- and
20-year-old classmates in math and science.
Astrophysics is his passion. Albert Einstein and Bruce Lee are among his idols.
like a twist out of a Hollywood action flick, Cavalin combines his
exceptional smarts with fearsome martial arts abilities: The
preteen has won numerous national martial arts championships.
next for the tireless boy wonder: In the next take six months to a
year he plans to devote himself to martial arts, write a book for kids
on how succeed in school, and take up scuba diving.
Not on the agenda: playing video games.
feel it's a waste of time playing video games because it's not helping
humanity in any way," says the 11-year-old, who wants to use his
knowledge to change the world.