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He wanted to inspire the crowd at his NCSU graduation. He did.

The News & Observer followed up on the story of NC State Poole College graduate Patrick Schilling, who presented the student’s commencement speech at the May 2018 University Commencement Ceremony.  Shilling “is told he sounds like he’s from Ohio, where natives speak with neutral diction and cadence. Schilling might talk like a typical Midwesterner, but there’s nothing typical about him,” N&O reporter John Drescher wrote. Read his full story here.