Justin Bieber and his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, are such the successful and sought-after pop sensations, it's easy to forget the fact that both of them are basically just about the age of the standard high school graduate. While they have far more to be focused on than homework, hall passes and Homecoming, as well as the ubiquitous prom, Bieber did buckle down and finish up his schooling, winning himself a diploma to go along with all those other music awards trophies on his crowded shelf. Gomez must be so proud of her "Baby" entertainer!
The 18-year-old "Boyfriend" singer is currently busy promoting his hot new Believe album, along with a host of other projects, including his latest Girlfriend fragrance, but he still took the time to set a good example about the importance of education for his crush of Beliebers and his millions upon millions of Twitter followers.
After all, educational initiatives are important for Justin Bieber; he's a huge supporter of the charity, Pencils of Promise, which builds schools in the developing world and encourages young leaders to take action and get involved to make the world a better place.
As E! News reports, Bieber belongs to the 2012 graduating class of the St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario. While he didn't attend the commencement ceremony, apparently his famous name was still in the program. That must be kind of cool for the other students in the graduating class!
And while the Biebs didn't hang out in the classroom to finish up high school, it sounds like he still had plenty of work, what with an e-learning program that required 30 credits, 40 hours of community service and a literacy test.
"It is good to see that Justin values a high school education. He obviously had to overcome obstacles that a typical teenager does not have to overcome. Good for him for that," said St. Michael school principal Tim Doherty.
No principal's office for Justin Bieber! It sounds like he was a good student, despite more distractions than most teens could even accurately fathom (fame, fans, a serious starlet girlfriend in Selena Gomez, and the list goes on!). Wonder if he got straight A's?!
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