Friday, June 8, 2012

People.com: Scotty McCreery Graduates from High School



BY KAY WEST AND LIZ RAFTERY


American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery can add another title to his credentials – high school graduate. 

McCreery, 18, graduated from North Carolina's Garner Magnet High School Thursday, walking across the stage with his 400 or so classmates in Raleigh, N.C., to collect his diploma. 

The singer had flown in from Nashville to attend the ceremony, after taking home the trophy for breakthrough video of the year at the CMT Awards the night before. 

"The year has gone so fast," McCreery told PEOPLE on the red carpet before the awards show. "I'm glad it worked out that I could do both [school and music]. It was important to me and my family. Graduation is a big milestone, and it's going to be a little bittersweet." 

"It was a good four years for me in high school," he says. 

McCreery, who plans to attend college at North Carolina State in the fall, told PEOPLE that his dedication to his studies paid off. He graduated with distinguished honors and said he believed he was in the top 50 in his class academically. 

"I tried to keep in the books while I was on the road," he said. "There's a lot of down time, hurry up and wait time, and I tried to put it to good use. I know my family will be proud.”



http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20602416,00.html


Thanks to a commenter for the heads up on this great article and picture! 

24 comments:

  1. Thanks Tarah for posting. Dont have computer skills.

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  2. I do want to keep a photo album of Scotty. I am still the old fashioned grandma who wants to look at pictures every now and then without having to view them on the computer. Scotty has a lot of beautiful photos. I want the album to start from his audition to present. Just like the way I did with my own son and grand kids. This is going to be a future project.

    Congratulations once again Scotty and kudos to your family for guidance and support.

    Most esp. Thank you God.

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    1. I'm not a grandma ;-) but I am old-fashioned and love photo albums and scrapbooks too! I get so frustrated/exasperated with the kids these days who just upload and store their pictures on their computers or iPads. It's just not the same as having albums or picture frames lying around the house. :)

      Good luck on your future project! You should start working on that now! :)

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    2. Thank you. Will update everyone here. I am a diehard Scotty fan. You just dont know ....

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  3. Congrats Scotty!!!! I'm so glad your going to state!!! NCSU!!! Love you!!!

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  4. GREAT LOOKING FAMILY. CONGRATS AGAIN SCOTTY. YOU MADE ALL YOUR FANS VERY VERY PROUD OF YOU.

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  5. When is Ashley's graduation? What a special year for the McCreery family - 2 graduates!

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  6. Ashley graduates next year. She just finished her junior year was my understanding.

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    1. Oh...I thought she was a senior and graduating from NCU --

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  7. Beautiful picture of a beautiful and wonderful family!!..No wonder Scotty wants, and needs to be with them as long as possible!!..

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  8. Just checked you tube. TTWG music video has reached 7.8 million views and will keep rising because of his winning. He hit the news all over the internet. They talked about his graduation and award. Awesome !

    I hope the music video will boost the sales of WTT and CAD.

    WTG Scotty.

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    1. I mean the new video..... hopefully its directed by ROMAN WHITE again.

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    2. I think Roman White will be directing the WTT video -- a while back he had tweeted that he was looking forward to "sitting under the Garner water tower" :) -- I think some scenes will be shot in Garner and they will also feature some of those water towers in other towns across America that Scotty's mom had been asking fans to submit -- I know that this will be a really good video, again!!

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  9. CONGRATS SCOTTY THE LORD ABOVE IS PROUD OF YOU,YOUR FAMILY,FRIENDS,TOWN AND YOUR FANS.WISH YOU NOTHING BUT THE BEST. AND CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU DO NEXT. A BIG FAN.

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  10. What a great picture and nice article. Scotty is really someone American Idol can be proud of...he carries the title well! As always, thanks for keeping us up on all of the Scotty news.

    Denise

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  11. Got misty eyed towards the end. Congratulation again Scotty. What a wonderful young man you.

    Kroltntx

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  12. Being in the Top 50 out of 462 graduates means high grades, outstanding academic performance overall. With a whirlwind of events and concert performances and being on a major country tour, finishing high school and graduating with honors is really most impressive and he has proven that it can be done.

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  13. WWW.q102.com Which Artist has the best fans? click on the moving picture!Help Scotty win the first round of The Ultimate Fans!

















































































































































































    WWW.Q102.COM Which Artist has the best fans? click on moving picture and help Scotty win The Ultimate Fan Bracket first round!

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  14. I just voted for Scotty for the person with the best fans so far he's ahead.I have no idea who the guy is that he is up against.I think I only know about four of them I guess there pop artist.Don't know,don't care.Scotty has the best fans ever.

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  15. Congratulations Scotty you are a total package you can do anything and everything. God is totally watching over you.I think going back to school was the best thing you could have done being with family, friends and finishing out playing your favorite sport and definitely finishing your high school year with honors.May God Bless You as you start your next journey in life.

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  16. SCOTTY YOUR SUCH A GREAT GREAT KID I'M SO VERY PROUD OF YOU
    YOU DESERVE AS AN AMERICAN IDOL. YOU HAVE A GREAT LIFE ON YOUR EARLY AGE

    *************A VERY BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND TO YOUR FAMILY**************
    FOR HAVING SCOTT COOK McCREERY WOW

    FROM MOMMA LUCY CAAMPUED
    PHILIPPINES

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  17. I had just seen a photo of Scotty with Gabi and 2 other friends on graduation. Beautiful, just beautiful. -kooka

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  18. Where do I find this photo?

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  19. Go to Scotty Idolforum - graduation, 2nd last or last page - Kooka

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