With every June comes several million kids ready to graduate from high school and move on to the next phase of their lives. And while for most people that means college, a job or returning to one's parents' house and wondering what to do next, for some people that means success as musicians and entertainers.
The Jonas Brothers — whose new album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, comes out this week — were pretty much a pop-music sensation when they each graduated from high school, so they had rather unconventional graduations, given the nature of their home-schooled education.
"When I graduated from high school, actually ... I was a home schooler," Joe Jonas explained to MTV News. "But we have someone who's like a principal of the home-schooling school, so she flew out and they all surprised me by giving me like one of those cap and hats ... cap and gown, whatever, mine was a cape! I cut it up so that it looked like a cape."
While Joe had a cape, Kevin had an angel-food cake to celebrate his big high-school sendoff. "The family got together, did the cap-and-gown thing. We were all home-schooled," he said before giving props to little brother Nick who just graduated school. "We haven't celebrated yet, but it happened!"
And sure enough, late Friday, [url id="http://newsroom.mtv.com/2009/06/15/nick-jonas-tweets-about-graduating-high-school/"]Nick Jonas Tweeted about his graduation.[/url] "I'm happy to announce I have graduated! Class of '09!" he wrote. "Congrats to everyone else who has also graduated this year! -Mr. President (Nick)."
"Twilight" fans: Want to go to Twi-Con? You can, if you win MTV News' "Class of '09 Shout-Out Search." To enter, graduating seniors must submit a video to Your.MTV.com shouting out to the Class of '09. Tell us about your hopes and dreams, why the class of '09 is great or just say, "Best of luck!" We'll select the most fun, interesting and original video — and the winner will be announced by MTV News' own Larry Carroll on June 28, when he speaks at Forks High School in Washington. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, June 26, so hurry!