Samuel "Blowfish" Blyveis, a graduating senior of the St. Joseph High School Class of 2012, rapped his graduation speech in a song titled, “How You Get Through High School.”
The video posted by Allison Snyder, shows Blyveis ignoring the "traditional lecture format" of graduation speeches. In his rap song titled, “How You Get Through High School,” he tells the freshmen that they might find first year at school lonely but he raps his advise, saying, “you gotta make new friends at a time like this, can’t express how much it helps.”
Then he moves through sophomore, junior and senior years, giving tips from his wealth of experience about things that matter to high school kids, such as borrowing their parents cars, dating, hanging out with friends and finding a balance between social life and academics. He raps about preparing for ACT and asking a girl to prom.
Blyveis raps: "I must leave you this to ponder for a while / Don't don't freak out or focus too much on finding your style / It will build from you; you define what cool is. / And that's how you get through high school, kids."
His rap song is accompanied with loud cheers and applause from students, family and faculty. The Huffington Post reports that a Reddit user Gordon Shumway, posted a link to the video, saying, "Was your graduation speech this epic? Nope? Didn't think so."
The Huffington Post also reports Blyveis is not the first high school graduate to deliver his speech lyrically. Last year, valedictorian Alaine Caudle rapped her commencement speech at Doniphan West High School in Kansas. According to The Huffington Post, students rose to their feet to dance to the beat.