(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
Salt Lake Community College Interim President Deneece Huftalin speaks at the school's Commencement at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Thursday May 8, 2014.
Poet speaks to record-breaking class of Salt Lake Community College graduates
By Lindsay Whitehurst
| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published May 08 2014 07:00 pm • Last Updated May 09 2014 08:02 am
Stepping out from behind the podium, two-time National Poetry Slam winner Sekou Andrews gave a rollicking speech to the largest-ever class of Salt Lake Community College graduates Thursday.
Using superheroes as a metaphor, Andrews acknowledged the difficulties many of the 4,218 graduates overcame to finish their degrees and encouraged them to take a "soul selfie" when they get discouraged.
"You each have, hands down, the best superpower anyone can have — the ability to use your mind to achieve seemingly impossible feats," he said. "Y’all make it look easy to finish that which is hardest, and this world is waiting on your movement, so let’s get this party started."
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