This year’s Georgia Tech commencement speech was not given by a former President or Hollywood star, but by sophomore Nicholas Selby.
Selby’s performance is being praised all around and is being featured on national news outlets.
What makes it so epic? The fact that he is just an Engineering sophomore, is one of them. He looks kind of geeky, with glasses and a mischievous smile. What you see is definitely not what you got.
The speech started as most do, slowly easing into the thick of it, before Selby started gaining steam and really got into it. We mean, really got into it in a big way.
If you are considering an Engineering school, this commencement speech might tip the scale in favor of Georgia Tech.
The young man clearly put all he had into giving his speech. And he most certainly sounded as if he believed every single word he was telling the audience.
Selby gave not only an inspiring speech, but his way of delivering it, was anything but boring, which these kinds of speeches tend to be.
He used his body, which is part of the attraction and what makes the speech epic in a way. He pointed, raised his hands to emphasize what the was trying to convey, bent over for larger effect, he even used the theme of Stanley Kurick’s movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Epic.
“Our mission as students is not to follow in the footsteps of the astronauts, Nobel Prize Laureates, and president who graduated before us, but to exceed their footsteps! Crush the shoulders of the giants upon whom we stand.” Selby told the crowd.
Even though he is no celebrity, sophomore Nicholas Selby’s commencement speech will go down as one of the most inspiring (and cool) in history. Celebrities, take note.
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