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    Cody Simpson Graduates High School at Top of His Class—Watch His Valedictorian Speech!

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    From dancing shoes to a diploma!

    Cody Simpson is officially a high school graduate! The former Dancing With the Stars contestant graduated from a high school in Atlanta on Thursday, May 22. And guess what? The Australian singer was at the top of his class!

    "High school graduation ceremony this evening. honored to say I'll be receiving Valedictorian at the school in which I was administered," the 17-year-old revealed on Twitter.

    And Simpson decided to share his commencement speech with his Instagram followers, posting a video, which he captioned, "Proud times! graduated high school as Valedictorian of my class today. finished high school at home administered through this lovely school here in the South, proud to have received the highest GPA of the school amidst this hectic lifestyle of mine. Anything can be accomplished if you open your mind!"

    PHOTO: Woah, Cody Simpson shares pic of his naked butt!

    During his commencement speech, Simpson talks about balancing his education with his busy schedule, which recently included competing on Dancing With the Stars while working on his music.

    "Something that I've learned due to a lot of experiences of mine is that it is possible to finish high school amidst having a very busy schedule and amidst working relentlessly towards chasing my wildest dreams," Cody tells the crowd in the first video he posted.

    And in the second video he posted, Simpson, who recently split from girlfriend Gigi Hadid after nearly a year of dating, says, "Intelligence is the sexiest thing in the entire world."

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    The "Surfboard" singer also took to Twitter to share the "smart is sexy" memo, telling his six million Twitter followers, "Ladies and gentlemen, intelligence will always remain the sexiest thing in the world above all. don't forget it."

    Simpson also posted a cute pic of himself in his cap and gown on his big day on Twitter, writing, "That boy growin up quick!" 

    Aside from posting inspiring messages and adorable cap and gown pics, Simpson recently caused quite a stir on Instagram when he shared a photo of his naked butt, which was promptly removed by the social media site. After the revealing picture was deleted, Simpson wrote"looks like Instagram didn't like my ass."

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