It’s not enough that Scotty McCreery just became the youngest American Idol winner ever – he took a “super secret” one day trip back to his high school in Garner, NC to take his AP exam in English. His music teacher, Meredith Clayton (you’ll remember that Meredith’s mom was Clay Aiken‘s high school music teacher) told the Raleigh News & Observer that “He is keeping on top of his school work, and he will graduate, and his mom said he will go to college.”
And does Clayton, who was invited out to L.A. for some Scotty’s performances, take any credit for his victory? “I think he had a gift from God, and he had two wonderful parents that raised him, and I’m the lucky one that just by chance was his teacher,” she said. Although I’m sure the new car that she won during the Idol finale is a pretty cool consolation prize.