Jimmy Fallon keynote at Stoneman Douglas graduation

posted by Greg Lane -

Seniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in  Florida received their diplomas yesterday (Sunday), as did four of the  students who were gunned down in the February mass shooting that left 17  dead. 

The graduation ceremony was held at the  BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida to accommodate the  larger-than-expected crowd and the press was not allowed inside. Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon  was the surprise commencement speaker and told the students, "You are  not just the future — you are the present. Keep changing the world. Keep  making us proud." He continued, "First thing is this: When something  feels hard, remember that it gets better. Choose to move forward. Don't  let anything stop you."

Fallon also added in some  laughs, telling the Class of 2018, "You won't be classmates anymore.  You'll be adults who will Facebook search each other at 2 in the morning  for the next 10 years." The four students who were supposed to graduate  -- Nicholas Dworet, Joaquin Oliver, Meadow Pollack, and Carmen  Schentrup -- were all awarded a posthumous degree. 


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