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Mark Wahlberg Graduates High School at 42!

Mark Wahlberg Graduates High School at 42!

Mark Wahlberg has received his high school diploma after taking online classes for a year!

“I was fortunate to find out I could attend high school online. For almost a year, I’ve been taking classes and studying any chance I could get – on the set, traveling for work and at home,” the 42-year-old actor told Huffington Post. “It has been both humbling and challenging, but I’m happy to report that I am officially a high school graduate, having received my diploma this summer.”

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Mark recently told People, “I would love to go to USC and study film. I don’t want to become a veterinarian or anything, [I want to study] things that further my career and broaden my horizon.”

FYI: Mark dropped out of high school when he was in ninth grade.

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# 1

LMFAO im freaking dead
congrats i guess lol

# 3

How can you drop out of high school in the 8th grade?

# 4
living in the box @ 09/16/2013 at 11:26 pm

better late than never. congrats!

# 5

FYI: Mark dropped out of high school when he was in eighth grade.

Congratulations. Good for him. It’s never too late to further your education. But how does one drop out of something they were never in? He never attended high school. Therefore he never dropped out of it.

# 6

Are you special needs? It says 9th grade. At many schools in the US (including mine), high school is 9th-12th.

# 7

Good for him. Keep going!

# 8

ppl in the US are funny, apparently high school is a big accomplishment. try university

@Leokas: it isn’t. that’s why this is news. a famous actor graduating something the whole world normally does 25 years later

He changed it from eight grade to ninth. It initially said he dropped out of high school in the eight grade.

Good job! Congratulations Mark!

Good for him! It sounds so silly at first but if I were in his shoes – rich, employed, why would I want to go back to that time in my life and finish up with high school curriculum? It’s not like college where you can chose you classes. I applaud this guy. CONGRATS MARK! THis is wonderful. I’m very happy for you :)

Great story! From what i know the wahlbergs/NKOTB are from a really rough neighbourhood in Boston.

Say “Hi” to your mother for me.

@Leokas: Haha haaaaaaa! Yeah I’m getting my Master’s degree and I’m not sure I’ll ever be as rich and famous. Life’s unfair. Those celebrities get so much money for doing …well… whatever. I get your point =)

Suri=the meal ticket @ 09/17/2013 at 8:20 am

Congrats! Very good model to set for his kids!

@Ava: He probably wants to set a good example to his 4 kids. He removed his tattoos first, now he finished HS. He only needs to go to college and he’ll be done.

GOOD FOR HIM!! Setting a positive example for his children is WONDERFUL! Good for you Mark!!

shaper than Sharp @ 09/17/2013 at 4:47 pm

there should be an asterisk next to his name *online* on the diploma bc online is not the same as actually waking up every day for 4 years and physically going to class to endure the egos of high school teachers. dealing with the bullies, the school lunches, the fire drills, and walking home alone after a bad day . online is typical of this instant gratification society !

Sisteskrik @ 09/23/2013 at 9:23 am

Mark is still a flirt. Look at the interview with him on junket Very funny

Sisteskrik @ 09/23/2013 at 9:23 am

Mark is still a flirt. Look at the interview I did with him on Very funny

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