A Radiant Kerry Washington Makes Graduates Cry at GWU

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This past weekend was a big one for tossed caps and teary goodbyes, as grads all over the country celebrated commencement. Yesterday at George Washington University, a particularly stunning speaker — Scandal-star and GWU-alumnus Kerry Washington — brought her own special message of inspiration and encouragement. First, she delivered a few wry jokes about GWU's rivalry with Georgetown and name-dropped some campus hotspots to prove she knew her stuff, but then she got into serious Kleenex territory with this line: “You and you alone are the only person who can live the life that can write the story that you were meant to tell." Annnnnd, cue the "OMG-this-is-really-happening" moment for new graduates everywhere. (The Reliable Source)

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Photo: Via Washington Post/William Atkins/George Washington University