These are some of Hollywood’s most talented celebs, but these stars aren’t only bright on the big screen, stage or political arena. They’re also successful academics. Scan through Tinseltown’s top ten celebrity valedictorians and let us know which story surprised you the most. Guess which A-list valedictorian was also a member of his high school’s Volcano Worshippers club.
1. Hillary Clinton
The 2016 Presidential candidate was a teacher’s favorite growing up in Park Ridge, Illinois. Clinton attended Maine East High School, where she participated in student council, the school newspaper, and was selected for the National Honor Society. During her senior year she was redistricted to Maine South High School and graduated in the top five percent of her class of 1965. The former First Lady went on to attend Wellesley College where she majored in political science and served as president of the Wellesley College Government Association for two years. In 1969, she graduated at the top of her college class with a Bachelor of Arts with departmental honors in political science. She also became the first student in Wellesley College history to deliver a commencement speech.
2. Kevin Spacey
The House of Cards actor grew up in South Orange, New Jersey. Spacey attended Northridge Military Academy, Canoga Park High School (in tenth and eleventh grades), and then Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California where he graduated as the valedictorian of his class. Following high school graduation, Spacey attempted to succeed at comedy for several years, before studying drama at the Juilliard School.
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