9 Celebrities Who Graduated From High School and College in 2020

Despite the online classes and cancelled graduation rites, the Class of 2020 made it through.
by Mylene Mendoza   |  Dec 30, 2020
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It's a bittersweet moment for the Class of 2020. After years of hard work and countless all-nighters, they finally get to graduate. Unfortunately, they didn't get to march and receive their diplomas in person due to the pandemic. Despite the online classes and cancelled graduation rites, the Class of 2020 made it through.

Below, we look back at the proud moments of celebrities who graduated this year:

Angelina Cruz

Angelina graduated from high school this year (she studied at De La Salle Santiago Zobel) and even though the ceremony hasn't pushed through, mom Sunshine Cruz couldn't be prouder. "May kolehiyala na ako!" she says in her congratulatory post for her daughter. 

Magui Ford

Magui also graduated from high school this year and because her graduation rites were held online, she and her family put up their own ceremony at home. Her kuya Daniel Padilla even handed her a diploma as her name got called.

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Vivoree Esclito

Vivoree had to balance her showbiz career and her academics, but this year, she finally graduated from high school. She even received two awards, a Character Award for Generosity and an Academic Award for Philippine Politics and Governance. It wasn't an easy road for Vivoree, but she made it through in the end. "Napa ‘ayoko na’ at ‘bahala na’ na lang ako. Hindi ko naman akalaing malalagpasan ko rin pala ‘to," she shares in her Instagram post.

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Xyriel Manabat

Former child star Xyriel Manabat is all grown up and already a high school graduate this year. She finished her studies at Golden Faith Academy.

Erika Poturnak

Ina Raymundo's daughter Erika Poturnak also graduated from high school in 2020 and her graduation ceremony, just like many others', was held via Zoom. Her mom penned an appreciation post for her daughter, who is the eldest and first high school graduate among the siblings. 

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Andres and Atasha Muhlach

Twins Andres and Atasha Muhlach, children of Charlene Gonzalez and Aga Muhlach, are now off to college after graduating from high school this year. Their mom shared individual congratulatory posts for them on her Instagram, saying how proud she was of both of them.

Jose Atienza

Kim Atienza's son attended Leading Edge International Aviation Academy, and this year, he is officially a pilot after graduating from flight school. 

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Dominique Cojuangco

In 2017, Dominique Cojuangco completed her Fashion Design degree at the Instituto Marangoni London. In 2020, she completes her second college degree, Merchandising & Marketing, at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in LA and even graduated magna cum laude.

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