17-year-old to graduate from high school, Harvard

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A Western Kansas teenager will soon graduate with a high school diploma and a Harvard degree.

Braxton Moral will graduate from Ulysses High School with a high school diploma on May 19.

A week later, he will graduate from Harvard University with a bachelor of liberal arts degree. 

"It's exciting," said Moral. "I'm always going to be really happy that it's done with. But now, it's time for the next goal."

The 17-year-old wants to attend law school and begin his journey toward a career in law and politics.

"Politics is made up of people who make law. To truly be able to understand politics, you should truly understand law," said Moral.

Today was the last full day of classes for Moral, but he still has several finals before both graduations.

When asked what and who he credits for his success, he talked about his upbringing.

He credits his Western Kansas upbringing for teaching him humility and his parents for their support.

"People have always told me to be ambitious and work hard. It's nurture over nature. I mean, I had a great support group, who've always encouraged me to do the best I can. People have always helped me," said Moral.

While he has applied to several law schools, he is waiting to find out which university will accept this teen.

"You've got to be prepared for the next chapter. But, there's also a great deal of excitement about experiencing a whole new thing," he said.