Drake Celebrates High School Graduation With An Emotional Speech

Published On October 29, 2012 | Celeb Facts, Celebrities

Drake can finally say that he has graduated from high school and after five months of hard work and late night studying, he was finally able to let loose with his fellow students during the commencement ceremony at the Jarvis Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Canada.

Drake dropped out of high school at 15 and views his high school graduation as one of the biggest moments in his life. Despite all of the money and fame that he has earned, it’s still the small things that matter to him and he touched on these things in a lengthy and emotional graduation speech.

Drake’s speech read:

“I still managed to fight this education system and tell myself that it wasn’t for me. I get why this institution is in place for each and every one of us.”

“What this is about today for all of you is the art of following through. That’s one of the most important life lessons that my uncle every taught me.I’m so proud of you because there are different ways to follow through, and tonight you followed through with a straight shot and for that, you should give yourself a round of applause.”

“I reached a point in my life where I realized there aren’t material things that can give me the excitement that I’m looking for. There’s a void in my life that I need to fill and I need to sit and think long and hard what that was. It was the fact that I had left a gaping hole in my story of following through.”

“Sometimes it’s about going there, not getting there. Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination. And sometimes when you get there, you’ll look back and you’ll realize that you wish you could go there again because all the experiences are the reason that you are who you are today. I want you all to give a round of applause for yourselves for getting there.”

“This piece of paper I’d like to dedicate to my mother because she’s a retired teacher and always wanted me to graduate. I think I’ll sleep a little better tonight knowing that I found a way to follow through.”

Watch Drake Speak At His High School Graduation Ceremony Below:

Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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