By Christopher Brennan For Dailymail. A high school principal in Florida was caught plagiarizing a speech to his school's recent graduates from a video that has millions of hits on YouTube. McCullough's message to high school seniors was that they are not unique in a world of 7billion people, and Stenner seems to have taken the idea to heart and taken verbatim large swaths of the speech. However, the principal said that he didn't believe he plagiarized the address from the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough. Scroll down for video. Principal Mark Stenner of West Boca High School is under investigation by his school board after lifting large parts of a commencement address from a popular Internet clip.
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In a not-so average commencement speech by David McCullough, Jr. While for the outside students his ethos is not that strong as it is not known to us whether he is well respected in the school or not. Even more so, we do not know if even his own students think he is a credible teacher. Pathos is similar to ethos as it is also not that strong due to the fact that McCullough did not include any personal stories or give outstanding visualizations to evoke emotions and connect with the audience. Another surprising statistic is that there are people in the world who are similar to you — that may come as a shock to many, as it is not something we think about on an everyday basis. The use of reason is also present, such as when he mentioned that statistics show one in two marriages fail, while as long as you go through commencement, you will have always graduated high school. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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Commencement speech: ‘You are not special’
What do you think of this commencement speech? Is it time young people heard a message like this? Or does it go too far? Yes, capable adults with other things to do have held you, kissed you, fed you, wiped your mouth, wiped your bottom, trained you, taught you, tutored you, coached you, listened to you, counseled you, encouraged you, consoled you and encouraged you again. Yes, you have.
I graduated from the Oulu Business School on As an international student, I was asked to give a speech from a graduating student's perspective. Below is the speech that I had prepared for the event. Thank you for taking time to read this and giving me an opportunity to share my experience.