All graduating students are encouraged to apply to be the Class of 2023 student speaker.

Submission materials:

  • A draft of the speech
  • Link to a recorded video of yourself reading your speech. We recommend that you upload your video to YouTube as an ‘unlisted’ video.  

Submit your materials here by Monday, March 20, 2023, at noon.

Note: The speech should be 3-4 minutes in length. There are no specific topic requirements for this speech; however, we encourage you to keep in mind who your audience is (Riggs, SPHS, and SOCM graduates from various programs, faculty/staff, family/friends, and supporters). We are looking for an engaging speech that is heartfelt and uplifting.

Selection Process: The commencement committee will review all submissions and make a selection based on the following criteria: content, originality, tone, and delivery. Selections will be made in late March.