Drake Gives High School Graduation Speech In Canada

Drake has given a speech at his graduation ceremony after the rapper recently earned his high school diploma. He spoke to students at Toronto’s Jarvis Collegiate Institute about the importance of “following through”.

The 26-year-old returned to high school after originally dropping out when he was 15. Drake ended his speech by dedicating his diploma to his mother, a retired teacher. He also explained to the audience why he had chosen to go back to school.

“I reached a point in my life where I realized there aren’t material things that can give me the excitement that I’m looking for,” he said.

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Pictured: Drake performs at Pepsi Presents Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday Tour at Roseland on August 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Pepsi)