Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Your Turn

Do you remember who the commencement speaker was at your high school graduation.

29 comments:

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

No. I was just glad to be getting out.

I don't know what high school was even supposed to be about.

sandybrook said...

He wasn't famous, that's all I remember. He may have been the President of the nearby college, definitely not a politician.

Pearl said...

Yes. Famous actor who was from our town, super nice guy, interesting speech.

I'm still jealous about a colleague who told me her mom's commencement speaker (college, not HS) was Dr Seuss.

Zebra Seasoning said...

I was.

gfbcpa said...

Edward Teller, inventor of the hydrogen bomb.

momo said...

I don't think we had one. Weird thing though, my daughter was supposed to graduate college a few years ago and only had 3 electives to complete. She was on dean's list, all that. She withdrew that semester and hell if they didn't bring the Dalai Llama to be the commencement speaker. Never had there been so much coverage of a commencement, and my parents and I were both so antagonized by it. I wasn't mad at her, because she had never taken a break, but it was too ironic.

Aquagirl said...

I assume the valedictorian.

Flashy Vic said...

From the UK so we didn't have to bother with any of that prom, commencement or graduation bullshit. They just shovelled you out the door last day of term and told you to fuck off. Fine by me. I kept well in front of the shovel and fucked off. Left school at 16and never looked back.

Ann said...

No speaker that I can remember. The only speeches were the typical valedictorian and salutatorian. Those were long enough.

Farmgirl said...

No speaker in HS. Is that a thing in public schools?

DavidHowesCREBroker said...

No.

Unknown said...

My college commencement speaker was none other than Elizabeth Holmes.

Brayson87 said...

Nope, not really.

Meredith said...

No, I'm not even sure we had one. We were the first graduating class of a new school, and we set a record for worst attendance. Go Rattlers!

shakey said...

Our Valedictorian, Bruce.

Kansa said...

Nope. No clue. I was already at university, just showed up for HS graduation. My graduation from university was tinged with me being incredibly ill from having been given impure water in Spain. I was sicker than a dog. Literally, if my family hadn't been all dressed up and ready to go, I wouldn't have gone at all. I have no idea who spoke or what they said. What I do remember were that the School of Engineering grads were right behind us in the stands, shouting "We've got jobs! Yes we do! We've got jobs! How 'bout you?!"

Snatch and Ladders said...

We don't have all this in the UK. Have I missed out?

Mary said...

Few high school graduating classes have commencement speakers, only valedictorians. My college graduation commencement speaker was civil and children’s rights activist Marion Wright Edelman

OKay said...

We didn't get a speaker, but do I remember that ten years on our valedictorian was a low-rent stripper. It was the talk of the reunion...

laineylizbro said...

I didn't even know who the guy was at the time. Some classmate. I do remember he talked about OJ Simpson a bunch and then OJ was on tv in white Bronco a few days later.

Teachermom said...

Governor Kaisich. He was a state senator then. He was an old high school pal of our principal and came to our school a few times. I am not a fan of his most conservative views but he was a heck of a governor and I remember he was super nice to all of us, offering good advice. He also did something really nice for my grandma when she was in a jam so I am partial to him, but that is another story.

Weekittylass said...

Nope. Skipped it to chase Pink Floyd up the EC.

GentleBreeze said...

Zebra Seasoning - wow, congrats.

Momo, yikes what a speaker!

No, I don't remember who ours was.

Vita said...

I went to a small school, where we had to attend graduation all four years...now I can only recall two of the speakers, and Im not sure either was from my own ceremony.

I do not recall undergraduate speaker. A family member had Former President Clinton.

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Rosie riveter said...

No, you haven't missed out. This is just the stupidest Your Turn Enty has ever not put effort into.

JL said...

Wasn’t there.

Mellonhead said...

Rep. Barney Frank. He was a really good speaker!

pickyvegetarian said...

nope, definitely was talking to whomever sat beside me

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