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Scotty McCreery Graduates High School


By Megan Pacella
Scotty McCreery has a lot of new titles to his name. He’s an ‘American Idol’ champion, a platinum-selling country artist and a CMT Music Award-winner, as of last night. But he hasn’t been able to call himself a high school graduate until today.
Just hours after the ‘Water Tower Town’ singer snagged a CMT Music Award for USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year, he walked across the stage at the Raleigh Convention Center, where he was handed his diploma from Garner Magnet High School.
Although McCreery has his college years at North Carolina State University and a burgeoning country music career to look forward to, it seems like the young singer was feeling a little nostalgic about leaving high school.
“Ive enjoyed these last 4 years.. wouldnt trade any of them for the world. #iamatrojan,” he tweeted to more than 551,000 followers early this morning (June 7). Luckily, plenty of his fans were on hand to tweet messages of encouragement and congratulations to McCreery.
A few hours after his contemplative tweet, McCreery walked across the stage along with his 462 high school classmates. McCreery even got a shoutout during valedictorian Zachary Wilson’s commencement speech, in which he quoted lyrics from the 18-year-old singer’s hit song, ‘Water Tower Town.’
“He’s one of our good friends in this class and we’re all about community, so why not include one of my good friend’s songs,” Wilson told local news station NBC 17.
If you saw the rising country star accept his award at the 2012 CMT Music Awards last night, you know that he’s a pretty humble guy. In order to prevent making the commencement all about him, McCreery didn’t do any interviews after graduating — and it sounds like no crazy screaming fans made their way into the graduation ceremony. The school provides only eight graduation tickets to each student, which would make it hard for any fanatics to smuggle their way inside.
A high school graduation is all about celebrating what’s to come, and we’re pretty sure McCreery has a bright future ahead of him.
http://tasteofcountry.com/scotty-mccreery-high-school-graduation/

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It's business as usual as Scotty graduates

GARNER -- Extra security won’t be on hand Thursday when Garner High School’s most-famous graduate walks across the stage. But fans hoping to get a glimpse “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery are out of luck – like other Wake County high schools, Garner requires a ticket to attend its graduation. Regular security measures will be in place Thursday at the Raleigh Convention Center, said Wake schools spokeswoman Samiha Khanna. That means two school-system security officers, one or two Raleigh police officers and about 15 private security guards. “We’re having the same security protocol as we are for everyone,” Khanna said. It might be a good thing that graduation is scheduled for 8 a.m. on a weekday, said Garner High School Principal Drew Cook. In Wake County, the time and date for each school’s for each school’s graduation is on a rotating basis, and this was Garner’s year for an early ceremony. Students receive tickets to the event based on the number of seats. This year, each Garner High School senior got eight tickets to give to family members and friends. “Of course we’re going to be conscientious as always,” Cook said. But the principal said he’s not anticipating any issues, beyond some extra media attention. Scotty returned to school for his senior year with few problems. Security escorted the teen to classes for a short while until it was clear he could move around the school freely. “Over the course of the year, (the attention) kind of ebbed and flowed,” Cook said. When Scotty would win an award, Cook said, some phone calls and letters would come in. (Scotty was named the top new artist at the American Country Awards.) The teen’s senior year of high school included the debut of his album, “Clear As Day,” which went platinum. He filmed the video for “The Trouble With Girls” at Garner High School. He performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and toured with country-music star Brad Paisley. And he pitched for the Trojans’ baseball team. “It’s been special to have Scotty with us,” Cook said. But he said it’s sad to see all his seniors leave.
Scotty is heading to N.C. State University in the fall. As for graduation day, Cook said he expects the event to go as smoothly as the entire school year has for Scotty and the rest of the class.
“It’s just business as usual, and it has been all year long,” he said.

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Scotty McCreery Graduates High School

Scotty McCreery has a lot of new titles to his name. He’s an ‘American Idol’ champion, a platinum-selling country artist and a CMT Music Award-winner, as of last night. But he hasn’t been able to call himself a high school graduate until today. Just hours after the ‘Water Tower Town’ singer snagged a CMT Music Award for USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year, he walked across the stage at the Raleigh Convention Center, where he was handed his diploma from Garner Magnet High School. Although McCreery has his college years at North Carolina State University and a burgeoning country music career to look forward to, it seems like the young singer was feeling a little nostalgic about leaving high school. “Ive enjoyed these last 4 years.. wouldnt trade any of them for the world. #iamatrojan,” he tweeted to more than 551,000 followers early this morning (June 7). Luckily, plenty of his fans were on hand to tweet messages of encouragement and congratulations to McCreery. A few hours after his contemplative tweet, McCreery walked across the stage along with his 462 high school classmates. McCreery even got a shoutout during valedictorian Zachary Wilson’s commencement speech, in which he quoted lyrics from the 18-year-old singer’s hit song, ‘Water Tower Town.’ “He’s one of our good friends in this class and we’re all about community, so why not include one of my good friend’s songs,” Wilson told local news station NBC 17. If you saw the rising country star accept his award at the 2012 CMT Music Awards last night, you know that he’s a pretty humble guy. In order to prevent making the commencement all about him, McCreery didn’t do any interviews after graduating — and it sounds like no crazy screaming fans made their way into the graduation ceremony. The school provides only eight graduation tickets to each student, which would make it hard for any fanatics to smuggle their way inside. A high school graduation is all about celebrating what’s to come, and we’re pretty sure McCreery has a bright future ahead of him.

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Scotty McCreery gets CMT award as graduation gift



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GARNER -- Less than 12 hours before his graduation from Garner High School, country music singer Scotty McCreery was in Nashville picking up a major award Wednesday night.
And the fact that it was for a music video shot at his beloved high school made it even sweeter.
“This award is special to me because I got to film this at my home high school,” McCreery said as he accepted the Breakthrough Video of the Year Award at the CMT Music Awards.
After the ceremony at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, McCreery and his family – parents Mike and Judy McCreery and sister Ashley – were scheduled to catch a midnight flight back to the Triangle.
McCreery, the 2011 “American Idol” winner, will graduate from Garner High at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Raleigh Convention Center.
The high school was the backdrop for his video for the single “The Trouble With Girls,” and about 70 of his classmates and friends got to take part. It was shot on a Saturday last October.
“It’s kind of a high school story about boys and girls and first love – kind of innocent glances,” director Roman White said on the day of filming.
McCreery especially thanked White in his acceptance speech Wednesday night, calling him “a funny guy.” White also has helmed videos for Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber.
McCreery also performed a bit of his new single, “Water Tower Town,” on Wednesday night’s show.
This is his third country music award in the past year. He received top new artist awards at both the Academy of Country Music Awards and the American Country Awards.
McCreery has hit one milestone after another since winning “Idol” a year ago. His first album, “Clear As Day,” has gone platinum and he has two gold singles — “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls.” He’s performed everywhere from the World Series to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
In between it all, he even found time to pitch on the Garner High Trojans baseball team.
He will be on tour with fellow country singer Brad Paisley this summer, and plans to enroll as a freshman at N.C. State University in the fall.
Staff writer Sarah Nagem contributed to this report.
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