It’s that time of year when everyone likes to give advice about the future—your future!

Yes, it’s close to graduation time!

Colleges and universities enjoy speeches from such luminaries as actor Denzel Washington, poet Billy Collins, documentary producer Ken Burns, actor Matthew McConaughey, Bill Nye (the Science Guy), former president Clinton, and President Obama during commencement.


Here’s a quote from actress Sandra Bullock at the Warren Easton Charter School’s 2014 graduation in New Orleans:

Stop worrying so much. Stop being scared of the unknown. Anything I worried about didn’t happen. Other stuff happened, but not what I worried about. 

You can find her advice, advice from others, and some other cool stuff on

Now it’s your turn: What is your advice to graduating seniors? Write a graduation speech. Include memories of shared moments with other students, personal anecdotes, advice, intriguing quotes, and encouragement.

Even if you are not graduating this year, write a speech to your fellow students, homeschool group, or family. What advice, words of warning or wisdom, personal anecdotes, and encouragement will you give them?

Or go to and read some of the quotes there. Then write your opinion of that quote.

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