Check out these celebrity graduation pictures! Stars like Selena Gomez, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levineand Ariana Grande look so great in their caps and gowns… even if Adam does seem to look a bit confused by the whole ceremony.
Whether they were home-schooled throughout their high school careers (receiving their diplomas at a later date), or went through with the regular H.S. experience before achieving international superstardom, these pop singers know how important an education can be.
To celebrate the season of school commencements, flip through these celebrity graduation pictures and sneak a peek at some of your favorite stars on their big days.
ARIANA GRANDE’S GRADUATION PICTURE
Despite the fact that Ariana Grande had to leave high school in order to pursue her acting career, ‘The Way’ singer still studied hard enough during off hours and received her diploma in 2012.
She left school early on, after landing a big gig on Broadway, and Grande was later casted in ‘Victorious,’ which probably further delayed her studies. However, North Briarwood Prep in her homestate of Florida sent her all the materials she needed, and Grande slipped on her cap and gown in 2012, ecstatically receiving her diploma.
ADAM LEVINE’S GRADUATION PICTURE
While high school can be torturous for some people, Adam Levine kind of owes his fame to Brentwood School in Los Angeles. You see, ‘The Voice‘ coach actually met his future Maroon 5bandmates (Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, and former drummer Ryan Dusick) while attending school there.
While most students were busy studying biology, algebra and literature, Levine and his ‘Harder to Breathe’ brethren were dreaming of becoming famous, writing music together under the moniker Kara’s Flowers, which they later changed to Maroon 5.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’S GRADUATION PICTURE
As we all know, Justin Timberlake was a child star long before his days as a boy band member and a ‘Suit & Tie’-loving solo artist, starring on shows like ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ alongside other famous folks like Ryan Gosling and Britney Spears. So naturally, JT didn’t really have time for a normal high school experience.
He was home-schooled throughout middle school and high school, which is probably the reason his grammar school graduation pic is the only cap and gown visual available. Whatever, look how adorable baby J. Tim looks! We bet his mama Lynn was super proud of her boy when he graduated from E.E. Jeter Elementary School in Millington, Tenn.
ADAM LAMBERT’S GRADUATION PICTURE
Adam Lambert is a brave soul. From performing live in theater productions to trying his luck on ‘American Idol,’ he has never let fear stand in the way of his dreams.
Another example of this occurred at Lambert’s high school graduation in 2000, when the (then blond) ‘Trespassing’ singer performed a beautiful rendition of ‘It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday’ prior to receiving his diploma at Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego, Calif.
You can check out the video below, and even at 18 years old, you can hear the maturity and effortless power present in his voice.
SELENA GOMEZ’S GRADUATION PICTURE
Selena Gomez was home schooled during her high school years, so we’re not exactly sure where she received her diploma. Nevertheless, the ‘Come & Get It’ hit maker put on her maroon cap and gown in May 2010 and got her diploma!
She was so excited, that Gomez had to share the news with her fans… and what a funny coincidence the timing was. On Facebook, she wrote, “What are the odds……Today I graduated from high school and got my diploma!!!!! I also filmed my graduation ceremony in the upcoming movie Monte Carlo. So in a weird way I was able to experience an official graduation, LOL.”