Although he played a high school student on Degrassi: The Next Generation, Drake, actually dropped out of high school to play the role of “Wheelchair Jimmy”. Although he skyrocketed to fame, with his sing songy lyrics, Drake didn’t forget about completing his high school education. Yesterday, the 25 year old rapper, tweeted that he finally graduated high school.
Congratulations to Drake, but what’s next? Many people would probably say he really didn’t need to graduate from high school because he already has fame and fortune. But, does that really make a difference? I can appreciate the fact that Drake stuck to his goals of completing high school, because so many other celebrities haven’t.
Can Drake be considered a role model for other rappers that still haven’t completed high school. We all know fame and fortune isn’t guaranteed to last forever. The good enough degree, could open doors to furthering your education with a college degree and a second career. Only Drake knows what he’ll do in the realm of education since he’s an official high school graduate. Maybe one day you’ll see him screaming, “Yolo”, as he saunters across a stage during a college graduation.