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PIC: Dakota Fanning Graduates High School!

USMagazine, Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 6:39am (PDT)

Dakota's all grown up!

Dakota Fanning donned a blue cap and gown at downtown's L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall on Monday -- but this was no film shoot! The veteran child actress, now 17, attended her high school graduation ceremony with her classmates from North Hollywood private school Campbell Hall.

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Despite her constant stream of film work (Hollywood took notice of her talent when she was just 6 years old in 2001's I Am Sam) the Twilight Saga star and her family have endeavored to maintain a somewhat "normal" childhood. She was part of the varsity cheerleading squad, and was named homecoming queen two years in a row at Campbell Hall.

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"I think it was really important to have the high school experience," she said on the Today Show last fall. " I just think everyone always looks back on that time in their life. Who was homecoming princess and [did] the cheerleading ... and all the things that go along with high school? And I wanted to have that. I'm really lucky that I found a school that allows me to do both."

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Next up, Fanning plans to enroll in New York University this fall.

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