Ballard High School

High School

Graduation Audition Form

Graduation Speech, Performance, Hosting Audition Information Form

School Year 23-24

Thanks for your interest in taking on a bigger role in your graduation ceremony! We have roughly 2 speech spots and 2 performance spots available. Auditions will take place on April 18 and 19 promptly at the start of lunch in the PAC. Additional auditions may be available later if rescheduled with Ms. Lehni (S100). Each candidate must be performance-ready at that time, acknowledging that there may be slight tweaks between auditions and graduation. There will be a panel of judges consisting of Seniors and staff members to assess your audition.

Interested in Auditioning?

If you are interested in auditioning, fill out the bottom of this form and return it to Ms. Lehni’s box in the Main Office or get it to Ms. Lehni (S100). Turn the form in by April 15. You will be contacted with an audition date by the April 17, 2024.

Speaker Candidates

  • Your presentation should not exceed 3 minutes.
  • The topic should be something appropriate for the occasion like reflecting on the past, looking forward to the future, the state of the world during your high school career, etc. Some people in the past have used the class motto as their theme; some have read or written poems. Do something you and your class can be proud of and enjoy!
  • Your speech should be addressed to the entire class of 2024. If you wish to mention specific people, keep those to a minimum.

Performance Candidates

  • Your performance should not exceed 5 minutes.
  • It should be something appropriate for the occasion, consider the underlying subject/topic of your performance.
  • It can be a solo performance, but if it’s a group, the group must be predominately graduating seniors.
  • If you are doing a musical performance, you may need to provide instruments for your performance

Host Candidates

  • You do not need to prepare a speech but will be asked to read off of a script provided to you.

Graduation Audition Information Form

Name of person filling out form:



Names of others in group if applicable:

Type of Audition (may pick multiple – will only be chosen for one) Speech, Performance, Hosting

Other important details to note about audition: