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School Withholds Class President's Diploma After He Read His Own Graduation Speech

By Mustafa Gatollari

When High School Senior Marvin Wright took the stage at his North Carolina graduation to deliver a speech, he opted not to deliver the speech that Southwest Edgecombe's administrators handed to him.

Instead, he delivered a speech he wrote himself, and the decision ended up costing him his diploma.

Wright was encouraged by his classmates and teachers to deliver the speech that he wrote instead.