The actor, who made news in March as one of the first major celebrity to announce that he had been diagnosed with coronavirus , made a video appearance Saturday during Ohio's Wright State University Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures virtual graduation ceremony to give the new grads a pep talk about entering the workforce in an uncertain time. First, by the temperament and discipline you've lived by. By the creative fires that are inside of you. And the instinctive lunges of your desires.
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This graduation season, that kind of optimism is harder to come by, as are crowds of cap-and-gown-clad seniors. No one will be more fresh to the task of restarting our normalcy than you—our chosen ones. Both actors have since recovered. Hanks has a longstanding relationship with the university.
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Stephen Curry is sending the Class of off with an inspirational message. You're record-setting, history-making, and you show up to win, even in the greatest of adversity. You follow through on the promises to yourself, you adapt, you create, you inspire, and you continue to dream big and hope. Curry also told the graduates to "show us your walk" — meaning how they would have walked across the graduation stage.
Elissa Nadworny. Emily Kask for NPR hide caption. Emma Cockrum was in her second week of quarantine when her father discovered an old bike behind their house. I was a ticking time bomb," says the year-old, who's headed to Northwestern State University in the fall. As she pedaled through her neighborhood each day, those bike rides forced her to stop and take in the world around her — and they became the inspiration behind these words in her valedictorian speech:.