Think about all the graduation speeches you've ever heard. Some, no doubt, were humorous, some, deeply serious, or thought-provoking, poignant, moving, inspiring and yes, some were just plain boring.

At least one, was listened to in the humid heat of a USD outdoor stadium (yes, pre-Dakota Dome), in a bright red, shiny cap & gown through the haze of  a throbbing headache brought on by a a pre-graduation celebration with my college roommates. Ah, the memories!

This is without question one of the best so far this graduation season and perhaps one of the best graduation speeches ever! Never mind that this kid is graduating from middle school! He has quite the entertainment career ahead of him, if he so chooses, judging by his creativity and spot on impressions of this year's political candidates.

Jack Aiello studied all of the political candidates, their gestures, vocabularies, and quirks, when he was preparing his speech for his graduating class at Chicago's Thomas Middle School. He then inhabited their personalities while also making it personal, by complimenting the principal, the teachers, and even the delicious school cafeteria cinnamon rolls!

Obviously, this kid is whip-smart, talented and hilarious! I'll be his parents are incredibly proud of him. Way to go Jack! Best of luck in high school!


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