Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson graduates from high school as 'proud' Mama June cheers her on

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By Asiya Ali

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Congratulations are in order for Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson who is officially a high school graduate!

The 17-year-old reality TV star first came to fame at the age of six on Toddlers & Tiaras in 2012 and stayed with the show for a year. She then appeared on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo from 2012 to 2014 and was featured on Mama June: From Not To Hot which aired from 2017 until 2020.

As Alana grew up in front of the public eye, she delighted fans by sharing that she graduated from Wilkinson County High School in McIntyre, Georgia on Saturday (May 20).

The special occasion was attended by her 43-year-old mother, June Shannon, 23-year-old sister, Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon, and her 28-year-old sister Anna 'Chickadee' Cardwell.

Watch Thompson at her high school graduation below: 

In a heartwarming video posted on Instagram by Mama June, the teen can be seen in a yellow cap and gown receiving her high school diploma while her family screams in the background.

"I'm so proud of her she is our 2023 graduate and yes we was hollering the whole time [way to go] LANA," her proud mom captioned her post. She then added in the comments section, "AND YALL KNOW I SCREAMED WORK IT SMOOCHIE ONE LAST TIME" - a reference to her infamous catchphrase.

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Lauryn also reposted the same video and added two photos of her embracing her little sister. In one picture, she can be seen holding a graduation gift, and in another, Lauryn pressed her face onto Alana while hugging her.

"To say I'm proud would be an understatement. To be there a witness this next chapter I’m amazed," the older sister penned in her caption. "Amazed at how much you’ve grown, how beautiful your soul is, & most importantly how far you've come against all odds.

"To hear your name be called & to watch you walk I'm honored truly. I can't wait to see what this next chapter in your life holds. Please always know I'm your biggest fan & always & forever gonna be screaming the loudest for you. I love you Lana," she sweetly added.

It looks like the mother and daughter mended their relationship as nearly a year ago, Thompson said during an episode of Mama June: Road to Redemption that she was re-thinking whether to invite her mom to her graduation.

At the time, the teenager stated during a session with Dr. Ish: "I’m going to graduate soon, but, like, should I even invite you to my graduation because are you even going to come? She’s not going to be there just because she wants to be there," as cited by ET News.

Nevertheless, Honey Boo Boo's amazing milestone comes less than a month after she shared a series of pictures on Instagram of her high school prom.

The social media personality looked stunning as she donned a stunning pink gown decorated with sequins and intricate beading. Her long blonde hair was styled in waves and done up into a high ponytail that fell alongside her face, which had ultra-glam pink makeup.

She was accompanied by her 21-year-old boyfriend, Dralin Carswell, who sported a more casual look by wearing a white polo shirt, black jeans, and a baseball cap.

Instead of taking a limousine to prom, the pair rode in style with a horse-drawn carriage - which was perfect for the TV personality's magical evening.

Congratulations to Honey Boo Boo on all her achievements!

Featured image credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy

Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson graduates from high school as 'proud' Mama June cheers her on

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Congratulations are in order for Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson who is officially a high school graduate!

The 17-year-old reality TV star first came to fame at the age of six on Toddlers & Tiaras in 2012 and stayed with the show for a year. She then appeared on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo from 2012 to 2014 and was featured on Mama June: From Not To Hot which aired from 2017 until 2020.

As Alana grew up in front of the public eye, she delighted fans by sharing that she graduated from Wilkinson County High School in McIntyre, Georgia on Saturday (May 20).

The special occasion was attended by her 43-year-old mother, June Shannon, 23-year-old sister, Lauryn 'Pumpkin' Shannon, and her 28-year-old sister Anna 'Chickadee' Cardwell.

Watch Thompson at her high school graduation below: 

In a heartwarming video posted on Instagram by Mama June, the teen can be seen in a yellow cap and gown receiving her high school diploma while her family screams in the background.

"I'm so proud of her she is our 2023 graduate and yes we was hollering the whole time [way to go] LANA," her proud mom captioned her post. She then added in the comments section, "AND YALL KNOW I SCREAMED WORK IT SMOOCHIE ONE LAST TIME" - a reference to her infamous catchphrase.

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Credit: Instagram

Lauryn also reposted the same video and added two photos of her embracing her little sister. In one picture, she can be seen holding a graduation gift, and in another, Lauryn pressed her face onto Alana while hugging her.

"To say I'm proud would be an understatement. To be there a witness this next chapter I’m amazed," the older sister penned in her caption. "Amazed at how much you’ve grown, how beautiful your soul is, & most importantly how far you've come against all odds.

"To hear your name be called & to watch you walk I'm honored truly. I can't wait to see what this next chapter in your life holds. Please always know I'm your biggest fan & always & forever gonna be screaming the loudest for you. I love you Lana," she sweetly added.

It looks like the mother and daughter mended their relationship as nearly a year ago, Thompson said during an episode of Mama June: Road to Redemption that she was re-thinking whether to invite her mom to her graduation.

At the time, the teenager stated during a session with Dr. Ish: "I’m going to graduate soon, but, like, should I even invite you to my graduation because are you even going to come? She’s not going to be there just because she wants to be there," as cited by ET News.

Nevertheless, Honey Boo Boo's amazing milestone comes less than a month after she shared a series of pictures on Instagram of her high school prom.

The social media personality looked stunning as she donned a stunning pink gown decorated with sequins and intricate beading. Her long blonde hair was styled in waves and done up into a high ponytail that fell alongside her face, which had ultra-glam pink makeup.

She was accompanied by her 21-year-old boyfriend, Dralin Carswell, who sported a more casual look by wearing a white polo shirt, black jeans, and a baseball cap.

Instead of taking a limousine to prom, the pair rode in style with a horse-drawn carriage - which was perfect for the TV personality's magical evening.

Congratulations to Honey Boo Boo on all her achievements!

Featured image credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy