Children all over New England are graduating from high school this month. And that means lots of graduation speeches.
At the Dedham High graduation this weekend, students were reminded of what lies ahead and the importance of defining their own success. At the Scituate High graduation, students listened to speeches filled with humor, reflection, and wise advice.
But it's the speech given at Wellesley High School that has generated the most buzz. Wellesley High teacher David McCullough Jr. told students, "You're not special," and the message was picked up by media organizations around the country such as the NY Daily News, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and more.
From the speech: "The sweetest joys of life, then, come only with the recognition that you’re not special. Because everyone is."
You can read the entire speech here.
What do you think of it?
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Kristi Palma, Boston.com Moms producer, is the mom of a kindergartner and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.