Celebrate the excitement of moving on from middle school with a fun or inspiring speech to your classmates at graduation. Use the example speeches as is by clicking on the image of the one you love to download and print it. If you run into any trouble using the sample graduation speeches, check with the Adobe Guide for troubleshooting.
Funny Middle School Graduation Speech
In this trendy speech, you'll compare middle school to the game Minecraft. Since you're probably a noob at giving speeches, have a little fun with your speech to help ease your anxiety.
By adding in a few specific details and examples, you can take this speech from generic to unique.
- Provide specific examples of the "blocks" you gathered such as quotes from your favorite teachers or the principal's catchphrase.
- Expand on what you've created by including examples of group projects completed by your grade.
- Add in your school's full name and the name of the high school you'll be moving onto.
Inspirational Junior High Graduation Speech
Get your fellow classmates fired up and excited about the next chapter of your lives with an inspirational junior high graduation speech. If you're giving a speech at a more formal or professional ceremony, this example is a great way to show your mature side.
The point of a motivational speech is to show where you came from as a class and where you can go together in the future.
- Add details about the different social groups at your school to make it more relatable to other students.
- Give an example or two of something you all achieved together like winning spirit week or collecting donations for a charity.
- Expand on the storm theme by adding more elements of a storm, such as lightning or hail, and how those can be related to your class.
How to Create a Great Graduation Speech
You can also use these examples as inspiration for the length and tone of your own unique middle school graduation speech. Follow the general format, but choose your own theme and word things in your own way.
What to Include
Every great middle school graduation speech includes a few key things:
- An attention-grabbing first line
- Thank you to classmates, school, and/or families
- Memorable shared middle school experiences
- How you've grown
- An inspirational ending that excites everyone about high school
Choose a theme you are knowledgeable or passionate about to make your speech more impactful. Include quotes or graduation poems to further connect your theme.
- Favorite school subject
- School mascot qualities
- Pop culture trends
- School motto or song
- Things that are in the middle
What to Avoid
Since you'll be giving your speech to a crowd, you want to try to keep it short, politically correct, and interesting. When writing your speech, avoid:
- Teasing classmates or teachers
- Using foul language or offensive terms
- Giving too many personal feelings and examples that only apply to your experience
- Off-topic rambling
- Angry or embarrassing experiences or stories
End on a High Note
You've survived middle school! End your last days of junior high with a great speech kids, parents, and teachers will remember for years to come. Take the opportunity to look back on the past years and what they've meant to you and your classmates.