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Class of 2012

'Modern Family' Star Was How Old When He Graduated High School? (VIDEO)

Posted 10.12.2012 | Teen

At an age when most kids are graduating from middle school, 13-year-old Nolan Gould has not only starred on a hit TV show, but also graduated from hig...

Why This Summer Rocks For Drake

Posted 08.06.2012 | Teen

Summer is a time to have picnics, hang on the beach, and most of all, forget about the pressures of school. But not for everyone, unfortunately -- at ...

Dear Class of 2012, Tumblr Has Got Your Back

Maureen Elinzano | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Maureen Elinzano

Famous and important people as commencement speakers isn't a new concept and has been prevalent for a while now, but as we didn't all attend each others' graduation ceremonies, it's wonderful to have the best quotes from them compiled into one lovely Tumblr.

The Most Impressive Graduates In The Class Of 2012

Business Insider | Posted 07.05.2012 | Teen

The kids on this list will blow your mind. They're only 17 or 18 years old, but most of them have already accomplished more than many of us do in our ...

Did These Senior Pranks Take The Joke Too Far?

Posted 06.25.2012 | Teen

When it comes to senior pranks, it's all fun and games until someone gets suspended -- or even arrested. And as senior pranks become increasingly dari...

WATCH: Graduation Flash Mob Dances To 'We Are Young'

Posted 06.22.2012 | Teen

As if graduation wasn't memorable enough, students from Mainland Regional High School in New Jersey decided to go out in style. Members of the gra...

Arianna To Graduates: 'Failure Is Not The Opposite Of Success'

Posted 06.20.2012 | Teen

Last week, Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, addressed the senior class of 2012 at The Nightingale...

Knowledge is Power

Joel Schocker | Posted 08.20.2012 | Teen
Joel Schocker

Our future is an empty book that we have the power to write. Challenging as this may sound, it's marvelous.

The Beginning of Many Beginnings

Jada Alexander | Posted 08.18.2012 | Teen
Jada Alexander

But I have one important piece of advice about the college application process that I think applies to everyone: You have to understand yourself and really know what you want in a college.

5 Big Ways To Prepare To Leave Home For College

| Posted 06.17.2012 | Teen

By Michelle King College is (finally) just around the corner and you couldn't be more excited. You'll get to stay out however late you want, wake ...

WATCH: Valedictorian Raps His Commencement Speech

Posted 06.13.2012 | Teen

After four years of taking his studies seriously, one valedictorian decided to have a little fun with his commencement speech. Matt Colligan took t...

Never Stop Learning

Alex Torres | Posted 08.13.2012 | Teen
Alex Torres

My best piece of advice is to recognize that, as human beings, we will never stop growing and never stop learning.

Everything You Do, Do it Big

Brian Xu | Posted 08.12.2012 | Teen
Brian Xu

What is so inspiring about this class, and our entire school actually is that there is a feeling that... we actually like each other.


Savannah T. Reed | Posted 08.11.2012 | Teen
Savannah T. Reed

Sure and firm self-esteem will keep us steady and confident when we emerge into a new world. Never lost, we will always know who we are, wherever we are.

Seek and You Shall Find, Graduates

McKenzy Seifert | Posted 08.08.2012 | Teen
McKenzy Seifert

In the end, there are lots of things we are going to want in our lives, but they won't all come to us. I hope that this Class of 2012 keeps looking. There's no telling what we'll find!

This Senior Was Denied His Diploma For WHAT?

Posted 06.07.2012 | Teen

High school senior Anthony Cornist from Ohio is living proof that, yes, it is possible to be too popular -- and that you could be punished for it. Whe...

Seniors' Beautiful Graduation Song Goes Viral (VIDEO)

Posted 06.06.2012 | Teen

With millions of high school seniors donning caps and gowns and saying teary farewells to the friends they love and the teachers who inspired them, a ...

A Letter To The Preschool Class Of 2012

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

When did completing two years of preschool begin meriting a diploma? If anyone deserves to be celebrated, it is the parents who survived the trying preschool years.

To the Harvard Law Class of 2012 and Overachieving Graduates Everywhere

Ron Davis | Posted 07.29.2012 | College
Ron Davis

Hard work can be satisfying and success feels good. But I urge you to pursue a harder goal than the many mountains you will certainly summit. Accomplishments matter, but are nothing without love, morality, family, belonging and intimacy.

Never Miss a Beat

Lindsay Gellman | Posted 07.29.2012 | College
Lindsay Gellman

Before I knew it, I was chasing espresso shots with black coffee. By junior year, my friends and I started getting into Diet Coke, Red Bull, and even 5-hour Energy. One thing we've learned is the first step is admitting you have a problem, and I admit it: I leave Yale a full-fledged caffeine addict.

For the Class of 2012

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 07.22.2012 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Over the course of our high school careers, we have been fortunate enough to have had at least one person who had faith in us, even when we did not have faith in ourselves.

It's Time to Solve the Student Loan Crisis

Adam Levin | Posted 07.11.2012 | College
Adam Levin

The time has come for the re-creation of AmeriCorps, and the rethinking of the government role in borrowing for education. Specifically, the country needs to address three major problems.

WATCH: A Commencement Speech Of Song Lyrics

Posted 05.09.2012 | College

Belmont University President Robert Fisher started the commencement season strong with this short, sweet address to graduates totally comprised of son...

Back to the Future: Longing for the Recession of the 1990s for Today's College Graduates

Ann O'Leary | Posted 05.07.2012 | College
Ann O'Leary

It's a real problem for the country. We're producing lots of college graduates but too few in the fields that keep the United States on the cutting edge of invention, innovation and thought leadership.

Tom Samph | Posted 06.25.2012 | College
Tom Samph

It is not hard to understand why adult learners are the fastest growing segment of college students. Today's competitive job market, along with significant advances in technology, requires people to continually build upon their existing skills while also developing new ones.