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Cody Simpson is officially a high school graduate!
The 17-year-old Australian pop singer and former contestant on Dancing With the Stars was named Valedictorian of his Atlanta high school and graduated at the top of his class last Thursday. He took to Twitter to announce the big news.
high school graduation ceremony this evening. honored to say I'll be receiving Valedictorian at the school in which I was administered
— Cody Simpson (@CodySimpson) May 22, 2014
Simpson also posted snippets of his commencement speech on Instagram. “Intelligence is the sexiest thing in the world,” he said in the video. In the speech he also assured his classmates that anything can be accomplished with an open mind. “it is possible to finish high school while balancing a busy busy work schedule,” he told them in the video.
Throughout this joyous moment, the teen didn’t have much time to celebrate. The next day he was off to Louisiana to perform and is continuing to prepare for his upcoming tour in Europe.