Kelly Clarkson High School:
|Burleson High School, Burleson, TX (2000)|
Kelly Clarkson College:
|Did not Attend.|
Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born on April 24, 1982, in Fort Worth, Texas. As with most talented artists, they can sing and write with such amazing emotion, because they have survived through such heartache. When she was just six years old Kelly's parents divorced and she found solace in her music. In seventh grade at the Pauline Hughes Middle School, the choir teacher overheard young Clarkson singing in the hallway and encouraged her to try out for the school choir. Kelly readily admitted that she had received no formal education in regards to her musical ability; nonetheless, she tried out. Throughout high school at Burleson, the talented beauty took part in several school musicals. She soon started classical training, hoping that music would be a good avenue for a scholarship. After graduating in 2000, Ms. Clarkson was offered full scholarships to The University of Texas at Austin, University of North Texas, and Berklee College of Music, but later declined them, explaining: "I've already written so much music and wanted to try a career on my own" adding, "you're never too old to go to college.".