Drake dedicates diploma to mom during graduation speech
October 30th, 2012
04:24 PM ET

Drake dedicates diploma to mom during graduation speech

Drake’s latest performance might have been his most inspirational show yet.

The recent high school grad recently took the stage at Toronto’s Jarvis Collegiate Institute to deliver his graduation speech.

“I was one of those students that, despite the incredible support and despite the incredible knowledge and the incredible love of my teacher Kim Janzen, who assisted me with this graduation … I still managed to fight this education system and tell myself that it wasn’t for me,” Drake said.

The former “Degrassi: The Next Generation” star went on to tell the crowd that he now understands “why this institution is in place for each and every one of us.”

It’s about following through, he added.

“I reached a point in my life where I realized that there aren’t material things that can give me the excitement that I’m looking for,” he said. “There’s a void, there’s a gap in my life that I need to fill. And I needed to sit and think long and hard what that was. It was that fact that I had left a gaping hole in my story of following through.”

Drake, of course, closed that hole by studying hard and earning his diploma.

“97 percent on my final exam. 88 percent in the course. One of the greatest feelings in my entire life,” Drake tweeted on October 17. “As of tonight I have graduated high school!”

After dedicating his diploma to his mother, a retired teacher, Drake said, “I think I’ll sleep a little better tonight knowing that I found a way to follow through.”

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  1. jarvis

    yall stop hattin on a g yall aint got nothing else to do but to post comments and S*** get a life and drake do u bro it always got to be a hater get your paper

    November 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Drake

    I'd like to dedicate this to my moms, who be's a teacher. However, edumacation is for suckers, so moms, get yo self a real job!

    October 31, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jay

    Congratulations Drake! I'm proud of you!

    October 31, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mrs.Moore

    Wow what a world we're living in,we can always take good or bad and blow it out of proportion.It is always a wonderful thing to get a diploma,sometimes things in life can prevent us from doing things that we need to do.It has to be an awesome feeling Drake has.It is something to be proud off,good for him.

    October 31, 2012 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. nancy

    I said it before.....in Canada you graduate from high school when you are 17.....NOT 25!. This is just a publicity stunt....a gangsta trying to look better.I bet j-z told him to do it.

    October 31, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. warren

    DRake take me in the back and work me over!

    October 30, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |

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