Mark Wahlberg Becomes High School Graduate

Wahlberg_Diploma_2013Mark Wahlberg admits he “never made it past the ninth grade.” But he now has a high school diploma and he wants to help others do the same thing.

Wahlberg penned a blog yesterday for Huffington Post, explaining that for the past year, he’s been taking his missed high school classes online. “I’m happy to report that I am officially a high school graduate, having received my diploma this summer,” he said.

But the “Transformers” actor takes the 40 million adults nationwide who lack a high school diploma personally, as he’s lived the experience.

“It shouldn’t take luck for people to be able to access the education they need to help overcome life’s obstacles,” he said of the 1.2 million students that drop out of high school every year.


Source: ABC News