I have not been asked to deliver a commencement address to a high school or college graduating class; but if I was given that honor I would say “CONGRATULATIONS! Your dedication and intelligence has earned you a diploma! Now, carry on – applying those qualities to your chosen pursuit. God bless you, and good luck!”
In the seconds after our Prize Patrol presents roses, balloons and a Big Check worth thousands or millions of dollars to a lucky PCH Sweepstakes winner, I say “Congratulations! You were smart and persistent, and — look! — it paid off!”
When I talk to the hundreds of people I meet who WANT to win, I urge them to use their intelligence and stick-to-it-iveness and “Enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes!” Then I add, “Don’t be a dummy and fail to enter – or you will lose for sure. And don’t be discouraged if you don’t win on the first try. Be persistent! Enter every day – as our online rules allow.”
Now – to all of you in this year’s graduating class: CONGRATULATIONS! I know that the employment outlook is discouraging — even for some of you who finished near the top of your graduating class. I wish we could wave a magic wand and paint a rosy picture of opportunity. That is not within our power; but I CAN urge you to “Be smart, be persistent, be optimistic, and enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes at once. You could be a winner!” A simple click on this link to pch.com will get you started.
Good luck … and hopeful Congratulations!
PCH Prize Patrol Ambassador