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Missy Franklin graduating from high school

4:15 PM, May 21, 2013   |    comments
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AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Olympian Missy Franklin has graduated from high school.

The four-time gold medalist donned a cap and gown with classmates from Regis Jesuit High School in a commencement ceremony Monday evening in Denver.

Franklin isn't ready to become a professional athlete yet. She'll swim in the world championships in Barcelona this summer before heading to the University of California at Berkeley in the fall.

Franklin plans to swim for her college team the next two years, finally turning pro after the 2015 NCAA championships. That will give her a chance to earn some of the big endorsement dollars leading into the 2016 Olympics.

She celebrated her 18th birthday earlier this month. She attended a reception that night with Britain's Prince Harry, who joined the crowd in singing "Happy Birthday" to her.

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