Jimmy Kimmel Gives High School Valedictorian the Chance to Finish Speech

NEVER COMING BACK. NEVER. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] BY THE WAY, HERE'S A YOUNG MAN WHO COULD USE A PRESS SECRETARY. THIS IS FROM A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION IN EXETER, PENNSYLVANIA WHERE THE SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT GAVE A SPEECH THAT DID NOT GO OVER WELL WITH THE FACT'LL ZBLIP AT OUR SCHOOL THE TITLE OF CLASS PRESIDENT COULD MORE ACCURATELY BE CLASS PARTY PLANNER AND STUDENT COUNCIL'S MAJOR OBLIGATION IS TO PAINT SIGNS EVERY WEEK. DESPITE SOME OF THE OUTSTANDING PEOPLE IN OUR SCHOOL THE LACK OF A REAL STUDENT GOVERNMENT COMBINED WITH THE AUTHORITATIVE ATTITUDE THAT A FEW TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND BOARD MEMBERS HAVE PREVENTS STUDENTS FROM TRULY DEVELOPING AS LEADERS. HOPEFULLY, THIS WILL CHANGE. HOPEFULLY, FOR THE SAKE OF FUTURE STUDENTS -- [ MICROPHONE OFF ] MORE PEOPLE IN THIS SCHOOL -- [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >> Jimmy: THE SCHOOL PULLED A KANYE ON THE KID. [ LAUGHTER ] I DON'T LIKE THAT. WHOEVER CUT THAT MIKE OFF SHOULD NOT BE IN CHARGE OF AN EDUCATION OF ANY KIND. I WANT TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED. WE TRACKED THE KID DOWN ON SOCIAL MEDIA. AND JOINING US NOW, PLEASE SAY HELLO TO PETER BUTERA. HELLO, PETER. HOW ARE YOU? [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >> I'M GOOD. HOW ARE YOU? >> Jimmy: NOT ONLY WERE YOU THE CLASS PRESIDENT, YOU WERE THE VALEDICTORIAN TOO? >> THAT IS CORRECT. >> Jimmy: WHAT WAS YOUR GRADE POINT AVERAGE? >> OUR SCHOOL DOESN'T DO THE 1 THROUGH 4. WE DID 1 THROUGH 100 -- >> Jimmy: YOU'RE DODGING THE QUESTION. WHAT WAS YOUR GRAINED POINT AVERAGE! NEVER MIND. WHY WERE THEY SO MAD AT YOU FOR, THAT PETER? >> I WENT OFF SCRIPT AND IT WASN'T THE SPEECH I HANDED IN BECAUSE I KNEW THEY DIDN'T LET ME SAY WHAT I WANTED TO SAY. >> Jimmy: ALL YOU DID WAS GIVE THE SCHOOL BASICALLY A TWO-STAR YELP REVIEW. YOU DPNT DO ANYTHING BAD. DID YOU GET YELLED AT AFTERWARDS? >> NO. BUT YOU COULD TELL THEY WEREN'T TOO HAPPY. >> Jimmy: WERE YOUR PARENTS PROUD OR DID THEY GROUND YOU FOREVER? >> THEY WERE PROUD. >> Jimmy: SINCE YOUR SCHOOL DIDN'T LET YOU FINISH YOUR SPEECH AT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE NICE TO LET YOU FINISH ON TELEVISION. SO GO AHEAD AND SAY WHATEVER IT WAS YOU WERE PLANNING TO SAY. [ APPLAUSE ] I WILL NOT CUT YOU OFF. AND THEN IT CAN GET TO THEM. GO AHEAD. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. HOPEFULLY, FOR THE SAKE OF FUTURE STUDENTS, MORE PEOPLE OF POWER WITHIN OUR SCHOOL WHO DO NOT DO SO ALREADY WILL BEGIN TO PRIORITIZE EDUCATION ITSELF AS WELL AS THE EMPOWERING OF STUDENTS BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY IT IS NOT WHAT WE HAVE DONE AS WYOMING-AREA STUDENTS OR ATHLETES THAT WILL DEFINE OUR LIVES BUT WHAT WE WILL GO ON AS WYOMING-AREA ALUMNI. AND I HOPE THAT EVERY ONE OF MY CLASSMATES HERE TODAY AS WELL AS MYSELF WILL GO ON TO DO GREAT THINGS IN THIS WORLD AND ACHIEVE TRUE HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS. THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING OUT TO THIS GREAT CELEBRATION TODAY 37 >> Jimmy: THAT'S A GOOD SPEECH. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] HAVE YOU LEARNED YOUR LESSON THAT YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CARRY A BULLHORN IN YOUR PANTS? >> I HAVE. >> Jimmy: THANKS, PETER. WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO COLLEGE? ARE YOU GOING TO COLLEGE? >> I'M GOING TO VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY IN THE FALL. [ APPLAUSE ] >> Jimmy: WELL, GOOD. KEEP BEING A PAIN IN THE ASS. BE A PAIN IN THE ASS THERE TOO. >> I WILL. >> Jimmy: I THINK WE SHOULD ENCOURAGE THIS SORT OF THING. THANK YOU. THAT'S PETER BUTERA. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] HE'S A GOOD AMERICAN. LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING. AT

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