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Schenectady commencement speech goes viral

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It has been nearly three months since documentary filmmaker Jason Pollock stood at a podium at Proctors on a Friday morning and delivered a Drake-inspired commencement speech to 450 graduating Schenectady High School seniors. And the speech has now gone viral. During his speech, Pollock used lyrics from music by rapper Drake, relating it back to students in the crowd. The speech was well received, and the students went wild, cheering and clapping. You can ...

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August 18, 2013
10:10 a.m.

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I just watched Jason's speech & then went to the Undroppables website. I then began watching the SHS students who had the courage to record their background, present life & future plans. The sincerity, perseverance & hope that each testifies to is awe-inspiring. Every Gazette reader should do this too. Schenectady is extremely fortunate to have a leader like Supt. Spring who could understand Jason's remarkable vision & work so hard to make it available to his students. Good luck to every one of the students who participated. You all showed that you are UNDROPPABLE!