“If we don’t live by example, then what do we live by? I am proud to re-introduce myself to you today as: Mark Wahlberg — High School Graduating Class of 2013.”
— The movie star himself announcing in a Huffington Post essay that he finally got that diploma this summer at age 42, after a year of online coursework. The ninth-grade dropout has done pretty well for himself but has since made a crusade of encouraging kids to stay in school.
Read the full thing: Winning My Toughest Role Yet: High School Grad
Earlier: Mark Wahlberg to Alexandria students: Stay in school, 4/24/13