It's no easy feat keeping up with your schoolwork, especially when you add in outside factors. If you've ever had to juggle things like like having a part time job, playing on a sports team, or having family responsibilities – and, oh yeah, trying to have some kind of personal life – you know how difficult it can be to stay sane and pull in good grades in middle school, high school, and college.
Now, if you're a celebrity? Working on a television show or acting in movies? Yeah, that complicates your schoolwork even more.
Which explains why some of our favorite celebrities, like Zendaya, Yara Shahidi, Isabela Moner, and more have all gotten super emotional when they finally hit their own milestone graduation occasions – even though they are some of the brightest, most book-savvy, and inspiring stars we know. Between long hours at work, sneaking in study time during breaks, and working with on-set tutors, these stars worked extra hard to make their education their top priority – even while simultaneously taking over the world in other incredible ways.
Click through the gallery to see the inspiring messages your favorite celebrities have shared about what graduating meant to them – it will be all the pick-me-up you need to get you through your final exams and beyond.