UPDATE: Watch the extended video of the speech:
The video itself is slightly confusing, jumping between several clips and cutting the audio several times, seemingly for no reason. A few things remain very clear, however:
- The cheers and applause that greeted Brittany’s last audible line: “God’s love is so great that he gave His only son up…”
- The crowd’s response to Brittany’s mic being cut. Many in the audience began to boo, including a woman who is clearly heard yelling, “Turn the mic back on!”
The end of the video shows Brittany with her parents outside, being interviewed, and holding her speech, handwritten on index cards.
NOTE: If any of our more tech-savvy or Windows-using readers (we’re not very familiar with Windows) have a better way of making this video (or other videos) viewable/downloadable, let us know.
Brittany never got to Card #10, which reads “… life to the fullest. I now desire not my own will but the will of God for my life – however crazy or extravagant or seemingly mundane and uneventful that may prove…” (read the full speech)
*If you are a Mac user and don’t have Window Media Player, download Flip4Mac from the Microsoft website to view the WMV/WMA files in Quicktime. For Flip4Mac users, you can download the video by clicking here.
For full coverage of Brittany McComb’s valedictorian speech, click here.