Samuel ‘Blowfish’ Blyveis, a graduating senior of the St. Joseph High School Class of 2012, gave a graduation speech that was anything but ordinary.
In the YouTube video posted by Allison Snyder, Blyveis ditched the traditional lecture format of graduation speeches and rapped advice to the incoming freshmen about how to get through high school.
Having gone through four years of education, he told the next class of students that the first year might be lonely, but “you gotta make new friends at a time like this, can’t express how much it helps.”
He continues to move through advice for the sophomore, junior and senior years and gives tips on borrowing their parents car, making sure to get their date home on time, hanging out with friends on weekends, finding a balance between social life and academics, preparing for the ACT, and asking a girl to prom, to name a few.
The song titled “How You Get Through High School” was met with tumultuous applause and cheers throughout the performance.