Thursday, June 7, 2007

Commencing with Commencement

Here's a humorous read from a community columnist at the Kitsap Sun newspaper in Bremerton. Guest blogger Rob Woutat delivers a pragmatic virtual commencement address to students in Kitsap County high schools. Among the advice offered:
The further you drift from the protective arms of your parents and your school, the more you’ll have to jack up your skepticism, and the more you’ll recognize that skepticism is a basic survival tool.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt may have had the best approach to giving speeches: "Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated."

Since it's that time of year, tell us what you think makes a great graduation address (high school or college)?

How do you select the speakers at your high school? And for middle and elementary schools: do you hold commencement or transition ceremonies?

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