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					                                   Graduation Speech

The aim of a commencement speech is to thank, exalt, stimulate to action, motivate, affect
and touch, even raise the audience to a higher emotional level, and finally to say farewell.

Directions: Write an original graduation speech that could be delivered at an actual
graduation ceremony. Be sure to reflect on your high school education by explaining what
you’ve learned and how you’ve grown. Discuss the most important lesson you have learned
throughout high school. Explain how you’d like to be remembered by your classmates. If
you could start high school all over again, what would you change and why? Discuss your
vision for the graduates of 2011—what direction should they head in and why? Thank
anyone who has been instrumental to your success in high school and explain why they
deserve your thanks. Remember, an excellent graduation speech inspires and is written
from the heart. Feel free to incorporate the words of any literary figures or great leaders to
enhance your message to the class of 2011. Show off your literary skills by incorporating
figurative language in your speech such as utilizing an extended metaphor. You must
submit a typed copy of your speech the day you present. 200 points

Extra credit: You may memorize your speech and deliver it with note cards for 50 extra
credit points.

Speeches will take place June 1-7.

                                   Graduation Speech

The aim of a commencement speech is to thank, exalt, stimulate to action, motivate, affect
and touch, even raise the audience to a higher emotional level, and finally to say farewell.

Directions: Write an original graduation speech that could be delivered at an actual
graduation ceremony. Be sure to reflect on your high school education by explaining what
you’ve learned and how you’ve grown. Discuss the most important lesson you have learned
throughout high school. Explain how you’d like to be remembered by your classmates. If
you could start high school all over again, what would you change and why? Discuss your
vision for the graduates of 2011—what direction should they head in and why? Thank
anyone who has been instrumental to your success in high school and explain why they
deserve your thanks. Remember, an excellent graduation speech inspires and is written
from the heart. Feel free to incorporate the words of any literary figures or great leaders to
enhance your message to the class of 2011. Show off your literary skills by incorporating
figurative language in your speech such as utilizing an extended metaphor. You must
submit a typed copy of your speech the day you present. 200 points

Extra credit: You may memorize your speech and deliver it with note cards for 50 extra
credit points.

Speeches will take place June 1-7.

				
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