Looking like a lot of her classmates – giddy and irreverent, wearing a silly necklace of Blow-Pop lollipops strung together with curly gift ribbon – Bristol Palin stepped toward the stage in Wasilla Sports Complex Thursday night to receive her high school diploma, more a worried mom than a jubilant teen.
"Where's my baby?" Bristol mouthed, searching the two front rows where her family sat until she finally spotted son Tripp near the backstage door, where Bristol's Aunt Heather was feeding the infant a bottle. With a wave to the little one she alternately calls "Handsome" and "My Guy," Bristol crossed the stage – and crossed "graduate high school" off her to-do list.
"I knew it would be hard work, but I knew I was going to do it," Bristol, 19, tells PEOPLE.
Full story from People Magazine
Good luck getting a job without college Bristol....
Good for her! I'm sure the liberals will have something hateful to say.
And so did thousands of other students across the US .. .so what?!
Incoming scumbag liberals ripping the girl apart.
Congrats! Way to go! I'm proud that you didn't give up like so many other unwed, single moms who want a baby more than an education.
Good for her!
Bristol Palin is not news.
How is this "political news"? She is a high school student, not a politician. And where is the news value? Millions of high school students graduate high school but that isn't considered "news".
I dont like the Palins but I am glad Bristol got a diploma. What is the deal that they would not let her mother speak at the event.
Good for her. Where's she going to college?
Great job, Bristol. Being a single mother can't be easy, especially at your age. Don't listen to the naysayers who have nothing better to do than put people down. Each milestone you accomplish like getting your High School diploma only increases your status as a role model.
I don't like her mom's politics, BUT good for Bristol! Congratulations for sticking to your goal of graduating! THAT is a good example for unwed teens who find themselves pregnant or a single mother. Graduate high school! It is important!
Now when is Bristol's mother getting her high school diploma?
Good for her! Glad to see she made it!
She's still a hypocrite for advocating abstinence, but I'm glad she finished her schooling.
Congratulations Bristol! Don't stop here, even though it won't be easy, you can still accomplish whatever you want too. Whatever you do don't go into politics, one Palin is enough!
Enough of the Palin's! You suck, CNN.
Accountabilty, Did you read the article you freak of nature.
Cnn Who the hell cares.......Report some real news.
Leave these dead-beat people alone.
'Bout time. I mean she is 19 yrs old.
Next on to-do list:
"Getting people to forget how full of crap my entire family is"
Its so good to see her Graduate.An education goes a long way to becoming a responsible American voter.Shes going to make a good Democrat.Shes much smarter than her mother,she made a mistake and did what many teens do in the heat of the night.
Why does CNN spent so much time on the Palins ? Who is Bristol Palin ? Why does she figure so much in your news ?
Congratulations Bristol. That is a wonderful thing and I am sure your son will be proud of you. Now just get away from your horrible mother and you might have a chance in life.
She won't need luck getting a job, her mom will find her a position like she tried for Levi. Qualifications won't matter.
What will be interesting is all the kind comments she'll get from Republicans who have nothing but the worst things to say about any OTHER unmarried teenage mom.