Video contest gives seniors the chance to share their thoughts, views, feelings
Posted on 06/09/2020
Headshots of Emon Green, Valeria Vargus, and Ryan Paul, with a camera in the background. Text: Video Contest Gives Seniors Stage

With many in-person graduations postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine sponsored the “Everybody’s the Graduation Speaker” video contest to encourage Virginia’s graduating high school seniors to submit a video of an original speech they would give at graduation.

In celebration of the graduates, the selected speeches are being made available for viewing from Kaine’s Facebook page and website during May and June to celebrate the graduates.

Congratulations to these PWCS high school graduates, who are among the winners chosen:

Emon Green, graduating senior from Woodbridge High School. Watch Emon's speech posted June 14 on Senator Kaine's website

Julia Hyde, graduating senior from Battlefield High School. Watch Julia's speech posted June 15 on Senator Kaine's website.

Ryan Paul, graduating senior from Osbourn Park High School. Ryan's speech will soon be posted to Senator Kaine’s website.

Valeria Vargas, graduating senior from Patriot High School. Watch Valeria's speech posted May 23 on Senator Kaine's website