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Accelerated Learning: South Carolina Teen Earns MBA

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(WCNC)  In the crowd of caps and gowns and newly crowned graduates, you can find 15-year-old Kamal Yerra from Fort Mill, South Carolina.

Kamal, now 15, was 13 the day he graduated from college. At 14, he completed his masters. Now at 15, he's days away from receiving his MBA.

Quietly unassuming and a little shy, Kamal has come a long way since he was the middle schooler with a secret in the back of a high school classroom.

The change, his family says, stemmed from brotherly love, and a little sibling rivalry.

"Throughout the degrees my brother has helped me a lot," Kamal says.

The family believes they wanted to push their limits to move one another forward. 

Kamal's brother, just one year older, planned to graduate from college as early as he could. Kamal followed in his brother’s footsteps.

"Both did together, and both finished the bachelor degree at the same time," Kamal's father, Ravi Yerra, says.

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