Spring is in full swing and June is fast approaching which means graduation season is here. Last year the state of California graduated 397,871 seniors and that number is only expected to rise this year. Students all over the US will be getting their diploma and entering a new chapter of their lives. As commencement day approaches check out this list of some of the best graduation speeches we’ve heard, along with an inspiring speech by one of our own students.
JK Rowling, Commencement Speech at Harvard, 2008
The writer of the hit series Harry Potter, JK Rowling’s tells her story about the importance of failure.
First Lady Michelle Obama, Commencement Speech at University of Michigan, 2010
First lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama touches on race and the importance of education.
Steve Jobs, Commencement Speech at Stanford, 2005
A leader in the tech industry and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs tells his 3 stories that led to his success.
Bill Gates, Commencement Speech at Harvard, 2007
Founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates discusses on topics of humanity, poverty, and reducing inequity.
Everett, Commencement Speech at Options For Youth, 2015
Everett, a student at OFY, shared a special message with his fellow graduates in the clip below.