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In light of the imminence of graduation, I wanted to start a thread to have parents (and others) shed light on what their favorite graduation (either valedictorian, salutatorian, commencement, student speaker, etc.) speeches have been and why they have been memorable.
I know I personally like humor but very few people in my opinion can pull it off. I much prefer a profound (not corny) message that's coupled with a student's perspective of what lies ahead...
I've heard some really great analogies, metaphors, similes and refrains in speeches that make them very memorable.
But in all honesty, that probably was from one or two speeches since most students that I've heard haven't been that great of writers.