The valedictorian speech video below is a great example of how to give an inspiring, funny and interesting graduation speech.
Being chosen to give a valedictory speech is a high honor and you want to present yourself in the best possible light. But that doesn't mean you can't have fun or that you have to bore your audience to sleep!
Good, wasn't it?
Here's a written example of a high school graduation speech to take a look at.
And read through these quotes for a graduation speech as well.
Even if you don't feel you're at the stage of needing a quote for your speech yet, take a look anyway. I find that quotes sometimes give you the inspiration you need to get started - in fact, you may even end up basing your entire presentation around a quote that particularly moved you!
There are a lot of do's and don'ts that you need to be aware of when giving graduation speeches. But if you speak from your heart and from your experience then your valedictorian speech will be one that your audience is inspired by and remembers for a long time.