The Saturday Post

Ever since I helped Brianna write the speech she was to give as one of the speakers at her high-school graduation 10 years ago, I've been fascinated by the elements that go into engaging commencement speeches. Whether you're the graduate to whom the advice is directed or not, when the words are cleverly crafted with sincerity, there's always something inspirational, always a take-away.

Here's a mashup of some of this graduation season's high-profile -- and hopefully inspirational -- commencement speeches:

Happy Saturday!