Sarah Palin Gives Commencement Speech at New Hope Graduation

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – New Hope High School students had a graduation to remember Wednesday night.

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin delivered the commencement speech for the 77 seniors of the New Hope High School Class of 2014 at the Von Braun Center.

Sarah Palin told the crowd that the thing she liked about New Hope was how important guns, God, and the Constitution are–and that made the former VP candidate and husband Todd feel right at home.

Say what you will, Sarah Palin knows how to work the room.

“These students are not afraid to evoke their Faith. Do you know how politically incorrect that is? I’m proud of you for that–to not be afraid. To stand up for what you believe in,” Palin said.

Pailn told the New Hope 2014 graduating class to not fear failure because failure there is opportunity.

“Take chances that only America provides. The opportunity to work hard and to expect to be rewarded for your work ethic,” she said.

And Palin told the seniors to never give up.

“Life will throw you curveballs. Throw them back. Harder and faster. Take it from me, you will be glad you did,” she said.

Palin, an Alaskan native, said she liked the VBC because it was a hockey arena.