A valedictorian speech is given at the end of a school year by the valedictorian. Usually, the valedictorian is the student who earned the highest grades in the set. The valedictorian speech is easily the most important speech by a student all year, and it marks the end of a high school or college education for that set of students.

A valedictorian speech is supposed to reflect your time at the school, including your experiences with teachers, courses, and other school events. It should also be inspiring to the students still in school and your fellow graduates. You can also appreciate your parents and the school staff for guiding you through the experience.

How to write the perfect valedictorian speech

  • Focus on what you’ve learned during your stay in the school.
  • Don’t use old speech clichés. Write a speech that speaks to you and your mates.
  • Don’t be afraid to add a little humor.
  • Motivate and inspire your fellow graduates and students still in school.
  • Thank everyone involved that contributed to your position as valedictorian.
  • End your speech on a high note. You can save your most important point for last.
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