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

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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.