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VIDEO: Ellen DeGeneres To Be Gaithersburg High School Graduation Speaker?

A Gaithersburg High School senior recorded a song inviting the daytime television talk show host to be the school's commencement speaker at graduation.

Could one of America's most beloved daytime talk show hosts be gracing Gaithersburg High School seniors with an appearance at graduation?

A song by Gaithersburg senior Haley Lou Duff was written and posted on YouTube Saturday in hopes of bringing Ellen DeGeneres to DAR Constitution Hall this spring.

The song, “Hey Ellen,” pays tribute to DeGeneres while imploring her to share her wisdom and humor as Gaithersburg's featured commencement speaker on May 31.

"The students at Gaithersburg High School are huge fans of Ellen and decided one afternoon to invite her to speak at graduation," Gaithersburg High School faculty member Susan Byrne told Patch in an email. "That night, Haley went home and composed a song to Ellen. She recorded it with the help of her friends." 

Duff, 17, plays the ukulele while singing her original composition.

"The students have been tweeting it and have posted it on Facebook," Byrne said.

Social media efforts have reached celebrities in similar situations, and in one case resulted in Mila Kunis attending the Marine Corps Ball with Sgt. Scott Moore.

Moore had posted a video on YouTube months earlier inviting Kunis to be his date for the event.

It would be the second straight year Gaithersburg High School's graduation featured a celebrity commencement speaker. Erin Willett, a former Gaithersburg High School student and contestant on NBC's "The Voice", returned to help send off her alma mater's 2012 class.

In addition to her musical talents, Duff was a standout girls' volleyball player and was voted by her peers as the Gaithersburg senior “most likely to be famous."

SPEAK OUT: Do you think Duff's song will entice Ellen DeGeneres to Gaithersburg High School's graduation? Tell us in the comments!

Joe Thomas January 20, 2013 at 03:43 AM
You have to be kidding me.

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