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Scotty McCreery graduates from high school, next stop - college (Photo)

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06/08/2012 by Nichole Hamilton

Scotty McCreery has reached another milestone.

McCreery, who won the 10th season of "American Idol," graduated from North Carolina's Garner Magnet High School earlier this week. The country crooner announced the news on Twitter.

"Ive enjoyed these last 4 years..," he Tweeted. "Wouldnt trade any of them for the world. #iamatrojan"

The 18-year-old musician is set to attend attend North Carolina State, his father's alma mater, in the fall. The school is located about 10 minutes from his parents' home in Garner.

Within the same 24-hour span of time, McCreery also earned the award for USA Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2012 CMT Awards for his clip "The Trouble With Girls," which starred several of his high school friends. He beat nominees Lauren Alaina, who placed second and lost to him on "American Idol," as well as country stars Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Pistol Annies and Thompson Square.

"Its been a fun 24 hours for sure!" he Tweeted.

The singer gained enormous popularity after winning "American Idol" in 2011. During the season, he was consistently praised for his unique and soulful voice. The guitar-playing musician went on to release his debut solo album, "Clear as Day," which was certified platinum in the United States.

McCreery recently finished a tour with Brad Paisley and "The Band Perry," and is currently touring the United States.

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