This June we had five graduating eighth graders. Each graduate is required to give a speech at graduation. Each graduate decides their theme, writes drafts and revisions and practices until 6:30 that night, when dressed in an outfit that may not have been of their choosing, standing in front of their families and all the Rainbow families they ignore their fear of public speaking and wow us over with their insights, confidence, and wisdom.

I will miss all of the 2011 graduates and wish them the best experience in high school. Namaste, Adriana, Conor, Duncan, Ben and Mars.

(The sound quality is poor on the first video and on the first half of the second video but after that, we’re good)

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