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Tuesday April 3, 2012

‘American Idol’ Winner Scotty McCreery Announces He’ll Attend N.C. State University

‘American Idol’ Winner Scotty McCreery Announces He’ll Attend N.C. State University

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With a successful country music career in full swing after winning last year’s American Idol, the country boy with Puerto Rican blood, Scotty McCreery, is doing something smart, yet surprising. He’s going to college.

With exceptions like Natalie Portman, who attended and graduated from Harvard in the middle of her career, many young celebrities choose to forgo college, instead of moving on to higher education. So it was a bit surprising when high school senior McCreery announced that he would be joining the Wolfpack at his father’s alma mater, North Carolina State.

The 18-year-old crooner made the announcement that he would be attending college just hours before he accepted the Academy of Country Music Awards’ New “New Artist of the Year” honor.

As for his career, McCreery says he plans to schedule his touring around his schooling.

What do you think? Will he follow in the footsteps of actors/college grads like Portman and Julie Stiles? Or will he be overwhelmed by a professional career and college life.