Graduation season is underway in Montgomery County, which means high school students will hear speeches from a variety of community members before receiving their diplomas. Athletes, political figures, and business leaders are all on tap to inspire grads with words of wisdom.

They include:

**Bill O’Brien, head football coach, Pennsylvania State University, to speak to Walt Whitman students.

**Seth Goldman, president of Honest Tea, to speak to Bethesda-Chevy Chase students.

**Cristina A. Ulrich, 2013-2014 MCPS Teacher of the Year to speak to Gaithersburg students.

**U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) to speak to Sherwood students.

**Shawn Springs, former NFL player and Springbrook High School alumnus to speak to Springbrook students.

**Chaplain Barry C. Black, 62nd Chaplain of U.S. Senate, to speak to Northwest students.

**Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown to speak to Paint Branch students.

**Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, to speak to Thomas S. Wootton students.

A full list of guests speaking at Montgomery County high school graduation ceremonies is available here.