Tanishq Abraham, 10, of Sacramento, was one of the youngest people to graduate high school.
His intelligence was ranked in the top 10th of a percent in the nation. Now at 11, the child prodigy was vying for the title of "Child Genius" through America Mensa's TV competition.
The Lifetime reality show featured 20 of the brightest young minds in the country as they competed for a shot at a $100,000 scholarship. "I know it's a very big prize but it's just for fun as well," said Tanishq Abraham, whose goal is to get a PhD by the time he's eligible for his driver's license.
The full time college student, who attends American River College, admitted he was a bit nervous going into the eight-week competition, but took it all in stride.
"I wasn't scared. I was having fun, playing with the other kids," said Tanishq.