Lauren Alaina has reached a major milestone in her young life. The 18-year-old singer-songwriter, who shot to fame on 'American Idol' in 2011, graduated from high school on Friday (May 31).

Alaina was the runner-up to Scotty McCreery on the tenth season of 'Idol,' and she released her debut album, 'Wildflowers,' in 2011. The album scored her a hit single, 'Georgia Peaches,' and Alaina toured opening for the likes of Jason Aldean and Sugarland. She has been juggling her singing career with her work load at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, but that came to an end Friday, when the young star crossed the stage to receive her diploma while her classmates cheered.

The young singer's graduation was captured in a video online, and her mother, Kristy Suddeth, later tweeted a picture of Alaina with her cake, celebrating her big accomplishment.

Alaina won't be sitting around bored this summer. She recently released a new song titled 'Barefoot and Buckwild,' which is the first single from her forthcoming sophomore album.

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