Graduation Speech 2014
Big and Small Things
Typically, graduation speeches tend to talk about big things and lofty ideas. In our hyperconnected world, there is no shortage of big issues worth attention, from climate change to economic inequality to Syrian civil conflict to the impact of technology on our lives.
Closer to home in Vermont, we wrestle to build a thriving economy, to provide quality education for every child, to improve health care delivery, and to retain the spirit of community in a rapidly changing world.
No doubt, we are affected by the world around us, and the world our graduates will step into will do much to shape their choices and opportunities. But today, I hope we can focus on the smaller things… read more