The clock’s winding down. The game is tied. The bleachers are packed to the rafters. Coaches are shouting plays. Cheerleaders are chanting encouragement. The pep band and the fans are producing a deafening sound.
Now, fill that same gymnasium with a different kind of crowd. On the court is a stage set for graduation. Parents, students, and faculty are beaming. But as the first words come out of the speaker’s mouth, the reaction is, “Huh? I can’t understand her.”