Not many 18-year-olds have the résumé that American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery can claim. Not only does he have a platinum album to his name, he also earned his diploma while juggling Idol duties. On June 7, the North Carolina native graduated from Garner Magnet High School. (We wonder if they played a country-fied version of Pomp and Circumstance in his honor?)
While most of his classmates were probably celebrating with family and friends the night before, Scotty was being recognized for his breakthrough video of the year at the CMT Awards. “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,” he told.