Speeches are a part of life, especially for students. Every person has to give a speech at some point even if it is for only 5mins. A senior speech, also called a valedictory speech, is one such speech given at graduation ceremonies. Here the valedictorian of the graduating class gives a valedictory address at the ceremony along with a salutatorian.
Valedictorian is the individual who has the highest ranking in the graduating class while the salutatorian is the individual who has the second highest ranking. These speeches are very important for graduates as they are graduating from high school to their adult life. These speeches also act as an inspiration for every student who is present in the audience during the speech.
1. First of all, select an appropriate theme for the senior speech and make a simple outline. Since you would surely want to make your speech easy to understand for the audience. Therefore, it is necessary that you outline all the important points pertinent to the speech. Also, by doing so, you will make the whole writing process a little easier for yourself.
2. Ask your professor about the length of the speech and other specifications, since you would be writing it for the first time. Also, find some relevant quotes, anecdotes or historical events that can help you in summarizing the idea of your speech. Moreover, you can also make these quotes or anecdotes the hook of your speech to get the attention of your audience.
3. Finalize your senior speech by editing or revising it. Correct all the mistakes that it contains and eliminate all irrelevant words or sentences to make the speech short and precise.
Following is a brief list of example ideas of senior speech topics
• Difficulties students faced during the course and how they overcame it
• Accomplishments students made during the course of their graduation
• Sharing sweet memories
• Sharing experiences
• Share your experience of a graduation prom night
• Thanking teachers or other staff for their hard work
• How some training programs helped you with your studies
• Moral values of your academic institute
• Thank people who have supported you throughout the graduation
• Thank a teacher or friend who have supported you in your financial crisis