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‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host Pat Sajak Delivers Texas Academy Commencement Speech

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On Saturday, the Founders Classical Academy of Leander celebrated their first graduation ceremony with none other than Pat Sajak! The “Wheel of Fortune” host flew into Texas to give an inspirational and humorous commencement speech. Sajak might seem like a random choice for a speaker, but KXAN explains that he serves as the “vice chairman on the board of trustees of Hillsdale College,” an organization that provides training and curriculum to classical schools across the United States.

Reading the name “Founders Classical Academy of Leander” might have you wondering – what is a classical education?  On their website, the school explains, “In a nutshell it is the same course of study that helped propel Western Civilization to the top of the world when it comes to civic institutions, personal liberty, philanthropy, economic enterprise, technological innovation, and relative safety and security. It is rooted in an approach that goes back to ancient Greece and Rome and developed over a long period of time in the West.”

Strangely, social media isn’t full of photo selfies with Sajak after the event. Maybe the graduating class is a bit too young to appreciate the game show host’s decades-long fame or maybe they were just soaking in the inaugural ceremony for the new academy.

Pat Sajak addresses the class of 2017!

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