High School: Checotah High School in Checotah, Okla. (Go Wildcats!)

Hot Country Love Song of 2001: 'We Danced' by Brad Paisley or 'You Shouldnt' Kiss Me Like This' by Toby Keith

Hot Country Dance Song of 2001: 'Goodbye Earl' by the Dixie Chicks

Carrie Underwood graduated near the top of her class in 2001, but the Checotah, Okla. girl was certainly no bookworm. The future superstar shows off that famous smile in this prom pic with a boy who would no doubt be grinning more eagerly if he knew he was dating a future 'American Idol' winner and magazine cover girl. From here she'd go on to college, but would take a break to win 'Idol' before returning to get her degree.