Ariel Winter finishes high school: ‘It’s actually done…I graduated’


Actress Ariel Winter can now tick the “high school graduate” box on applications. Ariel, who joyfully announced she’ll attend UCLA this fall, officially graduated from Campbell Hall School on Monday. To commemorate the event, she posted the following to Instagram:

It's actually done…I GRADUATED😮

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Ariel only started attending school in 2013 after having been on-set tutored prior. Since enrolling, she has lived the experience out to it’s fullest; like going to prom. In addition to Monday’s graduation, the school held a Baccalaureate (a service or mass that honors a graduating class) Sunday, to which Ariel wore this lovely white lace gown:

From Baccalaureate to Graduation tomorrow and then UCLA bound #classof2020 ❤️

A photo posted by Ariel Winter (@arielwinter) on

Remember that Ariel has had a thriving high school career both socially and academically all while maintaining a full time acting career. And she did it all in Louboutin heels!

Ariel Winter is officially a high school graduate.

The 18-year-old Modern Family star graduated from high school on Monday in Los Angeles, the ceremony taking place at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Winter looked glamorous on her big day, sporting a knee-length nude dress, matching Christian Louboutin stilettos, and styling her bright red hair in voluminous waves.

The actress had her sister and former legal guardian, Shanelle Gray, and her two adorable nieces on hand to support her.

Winter graduated from Campbell Hall School, a private school in Studio City, California. She is headed to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the fall.

[From ET]

Aaaaaw, I have watched Modern Family since the beginning, I feel like I know all the Dunphy kids personally. The Walt Disney Music Hall is one of my favorite places in Los Angeles; the ceremony looked beautiful:

Graduated 🎉🎊🎓☺️ (so much screaming and I love it!!!!)

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You can see pictures of Ariel in cap and gown (along with the cute minidress she wore under it) at the Daily Mail. Ariel’s bright red hair is for her role alongside Burt Reynolds in Dog Years, which she is currently filming. It looks pretty stunning with that blue gown. When asked about her plans at UCLA, she told Access Hollywood that she’d love to be in student government as she aspires to get a law degree. As for how she will juggle her collegiate life with her career, Ariel said she’s been doing it for three years already so why stop now? I have said it before but I feel it bears repeating – Atta girl, Ariel!

Actual day 1 with Burt ❤️ #film #set #dogyears

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  1. aims says:

    My daughter graduated high school last Friday! ! It’s exciting to watch your kids turn another page in their life. It seems like we were watching Dora the explorer recently,now she’s graduated. It goes fast.

  2. Guest says:

    What..role is she playing? I don’t know…I find the outfit…never mind.

  3. meme says:

    This one gets on my nerves. She’s only 18 yet every picture her “girls” are hanging out or she’s posting pictures of her butt. I think she’s very very thirsty.

    • Imqrious2 says:

      I remember her saying how uncomfortable she felt when everyone stared at her chest before her reduction, yet now, she won’t conver them up?

      • scooter says:

        People grow up and become comfortable in their body. I didn’t wear anything lower than a crewneck until I was 20 years old because I was so self-conscious.

        Who cares if she doesn’t want to cover them up now? She probably feels confident, sexy, and is coming into her own.

    • Superficial space cadett says:

      Those things are called ‘breasts’. They are hers, so she can do whatever she wants with them. Is that ‘thirsty’? I find her refreshing for publicly declaring an education important.

      • meme says:

        I used the word “girls” because some website don’t let you use the word breasts. No biggie. Yes, I’m well aware they are “hers” and she’s free to do with them whatever she wants and she wants attention. Clearly.

    • SK says:

      Ugh. Just, no! Women with big boobs are often accused of being slutty if they wear styles that show cleavage (which is almost all styles), and yet a skinny girl can wear something slit to her navel and its just fine. Elegant even. She is being body positive. Why should she hide her curves? Who cares if she wants to be a bit sexy and show off what she’s got? It’s not slutty at all, it’s just that her boobs are so big that judgy people seem to think it is. Curvy girls shouldn’t be punished into turtlenecks just because their bodies are shaped a certain way.

      This girl has overcome a lot, she is a balanced child star who survived an awful stage mother and everything else Hollywood throws at you, she is enjoying life, is joyfully graduating and is now happily going to college! These are great achievements!! This is a great role model! And all you can do is tsk tsk about her cleavage like judgy soccer moms. No no no. This girl is great. If she wants to show some cleavage, power to her!

  4. nicegirl says:

    ConGRADulations Ariel!!! Great work!!

    • Blue says:

      Congrats Ariel!

      I think it’s great a young “starlet” is celebrating her education and aspirations!

  5. paranormalgirl says:

    My boy goes next year and my girl the year after. Why can’t they stay little?

    • aims says:

      I said the same thing. It seems like a week ago we were hanging out at home eating gold fish crackers watching cartoons. Now my oldest graduated last Friday and my middle child is getting his driver’s license and the youngest is going into high school. It’s so bittersweet.

  6. The Other Katherine says:

    We’re proud of your achievement, Ariel! Well done!

  7. Samtha says:

    Elle Fanning also graduated that day (from the same school).

    It’s fantastic to see Ariel doing so well after everything she’s been through.

  8. Locke Lamora says:

    You really go all out when graduting high school in America, don’t you? Here it’s not such a big deal, that kind of a ceremony is only held when you finish university.

    • Jen43 says:

      Haha You have to remember that not everybody goes on to university. If you think that is silly, they also do it for 8th grade, kindergarten and pre-school where I live.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        No everyone goes to university here either, but virtually everyone finishes high school, so I guess that’s why it’s not such a big deal.
        We do have costumes ( the last week of high school every class dresses up. We were Peter Pans. I don’t know why) and a party, but it’s not so formal.

  9. HeyThere! says:

    Education is great! I’m so happy she values it. You can lose a job, get divorced BUT nobody can ever take a college degree away from you!!!!!! You will always have that! Congratulations on HS graduation!

  10. QQ says:

    WHoop WHOOP! go girl for prioritizing your education in spite of the fact that as a millionairess she probably could “afford” not to go further ( Hi Pop Stars and assorted variety of TV and Movie folks)

  11. Eleonor says:

    Bravo !!!!!

  12. lucy2 says:

    Really glad to hear she’s continuing her education, and I also don’t think it’s a bad thing she wants to study something outside her career industry. I wonder if all the legal issues she had to deal with regarding her mother sparked an interest in it.

  13. kibbles says:

    I like her look on Modern Family more. She looks more age appropriate in character. I have big boobs too so I know that sometimes they cannot be contained, but some of her outfits are…not very classy. Just not my style but she’s a teen celebrity so lives in a completely different world than I do.