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Jayne Miller By Jayne Miller • May 31, 2016

The Best Graduation Speeches from 2016

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Throw your caps in the air - it's graduation season.

It's been another May full of big accomplishments, sage advice, motivating words, and a hearty dose of humor. Today we're sharing some of our favorite speeches from graduations across the country, from Lin-Manuel Miranda's beautiful take on storytelling, to Sheryl Sandberg's advice on finding yourself in times of tragedy, to Mo Rocca's reminder that it's okay - you've got time.

All this good stuff is linked below.

Donovan Livingston (Poetically) Inspires

 


Hoda Kotb Talks Overcoming Rejection

 

Lin-Manuel Miranda Urges Students to Tell Their Story

 


Sheryl Sandberg Tells Students to Stay Resilient

 


Sheryl WuDunn Teaches Kindness, Compassion

 


Spike Lee Speaks of Making the World a Better Place

 

Madeleine Albright Praises Those Who Fight for the Truth

 

President Barack Obama Urges Participation, Compromise, and Advocacy

 

 

Russell Wilson Pushes Students to 'Go Make it Happen'

 

Mo Rocca Reminds Students That They Have Time

 
 
 
 
 

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