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Announcing the Ayusa Commencement Speech Contest

Announcing the Ayusa Commencement Speech Contest

Ladies and gentlemen of the Class of 2015: Congratulations!

Caps, gowns, pomp and circumstance, oh my! High school graduation ceremonies are rich with tradition and while almost every graduating senior struggles to figure out whether the tassel goes from left to right or right to left (hint: it’s right to left), not everyone gets a chance to address your graduating class with an inspiring speech … until now.

Announcing the Ayusa Commencement Speech Contest

The commencement speech is a cherished custom typically reserved for the class valedictorian but Ayusa wants to give you the prestigious honor to send a message to your classmates and graduating seniors across the country. The deadline was extended - submit on or before 5/15/15 and the winner will be announced 5/22/15.

All submissions must be:

  • 300-400 words
  • Based on personal experience
  • Appropriate for all ages (clean language, etc)
  • Submitted on or before May 15, 2015 to stories@ayusa.org

About Commencement Speeches

High school graduation is an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime event. Teachers, school administrators, parents, family, and friends gather to give high school seniors recognition for their achievements. The commencement speech can take many shapes and forms. Some reflect on the memories and lessons learned in the past while others look forward to the journey ahead of them as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for links to famous graduation speeches to give you inspiration.