Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson Graduates From High School and Mama June Couldn't Be Prouder

Alana Thompson, star of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is a high school graduate. At her graduation ceremony, the teen was joined by her family, including mother Mama June Shannon.

By Corinne Heller May 21, 2023 5:36 PMTags
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Here comes Honey Boo Boo, high school graduate.

Alana Thompson, who rose to fame as a child on TLC's Toddlers & Tiaras and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, graduated Wilkinson County High School in McIntyre, Georgia on May 20.

"Proved the haters wrong," the 17-year-old captioned a TikTok video of herself walking onstage in a yellow cap and gown at the commencement ceremony. "Next stop graduating college! #honeybooboo #fyp #2023 #trending #senior #graduation"

At the ceremony, Alana was joined by her mom, Mama June Shannon, and sisters Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, 23, and  Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell, 28, who is battling cancer. The proud matriarch shared several pics and videos from the graduation event on TikTok and Instagram, including a photo of Alana with her sisters and a clip of the family cheering on the teen. June wrote, "Yes we was hollering the whole time."

In another post, June recalled the challenges her family has faced as she further praised Alana.

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"I know we have been through ALOT and I know the road hasn't been a easy one for you for one but girl u done it," she wrote. "I'm so very proud of you you never gave up even when there was times we all know u was over getting up early n going to school and even what we have been through in the last few years u never quit or gave up and I'm so very proud of YOU for that I love you so much."

TikTok / Mama June Shannon

June continued, "Alana u did it everyone was there to cheer n holler your name every chance we got n yes y'all I hollered WORK IT SMOOCHIE one last time as she walked across the stage to get her diploma even though the two people that thought the world of you wasn't there to see u walk across the stage I know nana n papa especially nana was screaming down at you today as you walked across that stage #emotional #wetv #honeybooboo #mamajune #graduationshirts #graduate #highschool #family #nextchapter"

Lauryn also praised her sister, writing on Instagram, "To say im proud would be an understatement. To be there a witness this next chapter I'm amazed. Amazed at how much you've grown, how beautiful your soul is, & most importantly how far youve come against all odds. To hear your name be called & to watch you walk im honored truly. I cant wait to see what this next chapter in your life holds. Please always know im your biggest fan & always & forever gonna be screaming the loudest for you. I love you lana."

In the days preceding the ceremony, Alana's high school shared on its Facebook page profiles of several of its upcoming graduates, including the reality star. In hers, in response to the question, "What's one thing you wish you could tell your freshman self?" the teen answered, "Don't play around! Get to work! You got too many people counting on your and too much money to make!"

Alana also shared her favorite high school memory. "Running through the halls trying not to get caught skipping and hanging out with all my friends," she wrote. "I'm gonna miss high school a little bit."

In her profile, Alana also revealed her future plans. She said she plans to transfer to attend university "to major in neonatal nursing."

See more celebrity kid graduates of 2023 below:

Milo William Langdon

On June 30, 2023, Liv Tyler, a mother of three, shared this Instagram photo of her and ex-husband Royston Langdon's son at his high school graduation with her and his little sister Lula Rose Gardner who the actress shares with ex Dave Gardner

Liv wrote, "Milo the graduate !!!!!!!"

Kulture Kiari Cephus

"My baby moving on up. I'm an emotional proud mommy," Cardi B said, as her and Offset's daughter graduated from pre-kindergarten.

Finley and Harper Lockwood

Priscilla Presley celebrated the middle school graduation of her grandkids, Finley and Harper Lockwood, whose parents are Michael Lockwood and the late Lisa Marie Presley. She shared a family photo with the twins and granddaughter Riley Keough on June 16, writing, "Happy Graduation girls! You're now in high school!!!"

Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson

The star of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and daughter of Mama June Shannon graduated from Wilkinson County High School in McIntyre, Georgia on May 20, 2023.

Natasha Rodriguez

The eldest of Alex Rodriguez' two daughters with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis graduated high school May 19. "Yesterday was bittersweet. Tashi," the New York Yankees star wrote on Instagram a day later. "I can't make time stand still, so my wish for you is to go out in the world with confidence, knowing your worth and believing in yourself."

He continued, "As you move on from one chapter to the next, I'm most proud of who you are as a person. Honest, kind, compassionate, intuitive and wise beyond your years. As your father, I'm supposed to be your role model. But for the last 18 years, you've been mine. Proud of you always! Love, Daddy."

Bentley Edwards

Teen Mom star Maci Bookout and her family celebrated her eldest son's middle school graduation.

Lola Consuelos

"#HappyGraduation and congrats," Kelly Ripa captioned pics from her and Mark Consuelos' daughter Lola's NYU graduation. "we are so proud of you."

Gia Giudice

"I am so proud of my devoted and intelligent daughter, Gia, for graduating a stellar university," Teresa Giudice wrote on Instagram alongside this photo from Gia's graduation, "a huge milestone to accomplish in life."

Ava Sambora

"Such a proud mama," Heather Locklear wrote on Instagram. "Congratulations my baby, with your masters in MFT. With your hard work and perseverance and kind heart."

Quincy Morgan

"The proudest day of my life," Sonja Morgan wrote on Instagram alongside a pic of daughter Quincy. "My darling daughter graduated Summa Cum Laude at The University of Penn."

Paris Brosnan

"Dearest Paris, Heartfelt congratulations on your graduation from Loyola Marymount University School of Film & Television," Pierce Brosnan captioned this graduation snap. "Go into the world with a brave heart and create stories that will make the world a better place."

Sasha Obama

Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama attended daughter Sasha's college graduation at USC.

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