The speeches that didn’t make it, Class of 2016

Palo Alto High School seniors wait to be called to the stage at the commencement ceremony. Photo by Emma van der Veen.

The Paly Voice acquired the following speeches from their authors, with the authors’ consent to publish. The authors wrote the speeches with the intention of delivering them at graduation but were not selected by a panel of faculty members. The views stated in these speeches do not necessarily reflect the views of The Paly Voice, nor those of its staff.

  1. Esmé Ablaza
  2. Alexander Gouyet
  3. Christina Le
  4. Allison Zhang
  5. Anant Marur