David Simon Addresses the Class of 2012

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Congratulations to B-CC High School’s Class of 2012!

Graduation was June 4th and this year’s commencement speaker was author, journalist, writer/producer, and B-CC alum (’78), David Simon. The following are his graduation remarks:

“They don’t usually vote on the graduating senior least likely to be invited back as the commencement speaker, or for any other reason. But if they had, I was certainly a favorite for the class of 1978. Nonetheless, the powers-that-be at my old school inquired, and since one of my great childhood friends, Gary Zinkgraf, was going to be there to celebrate his daughter Molly’s graduation, I took the gig :

First off, I imagine some of you out there – if you’re familiar with my writing, my rhetoric or my general demeanor – are wondering, can he do a high school graduation? I mean, on an occasion such as this, a certain decorum is required, right?” read more