Just in case you were wondering where you had heard the name Tallwood before - maybe it was here on the blog! Vice President Biden flew into Oceana yesterday to come and speak to the 463 students who graduated from Tallwood High School - home of the Global Studies and World Languages Academy. Look at the bottom of this post for some clips of his speech. Here's my favorite quote (from the Virginian Pilot article in today's paper):
"One of the things you all learned here is that in order for this nation to lead the world and for you to be leaders in this world you have to understand the world, you have to participate in the world," Biden said.
He also urged students to "[not] give into the cynicism, the pettiness, the negativity that you see and hear all around you that pervades our public discourse...." Then, rumor has it, he called Taylor Swift onto the stage and she performed 'Mean', before the over 4,700 parents, teachers and friends in attendance. Wait. That's just my dream.