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Graduation Speeches

Attention Seniors! We will be holding auditions for your Class of 2023 commencement ceremony speakers. Please review the timeline and rubric below. 

  • May 15: written speeches are due electronically to Ms. Klingback for consideration. Please email your draft to 
  • May 19: live audition invitations and time slots are released 
  • May 25 - May 26: live auditions are held by invitation before school 
  • May 30: chosen speakers are announced 
  • May 30 - June 8, 2023: chosen speakers will be asked to rehearse with staff at least once in this time frame 
  • June 9, 2023: Graduation!!! Chosen speakers address the audience at the commencement ceremony

Written submissions will be evaluated using the attached rubric. The top 8-10 written submissions will be invited to the live auditions. Two to three commencement speakers will be chosen from the live auditions. Students who are asked to the live auditions will receive a speech rubric at that time. Speeches should be no more than 5 minutes in length.