06/13/2012 03:50 pm ET

Matt Colligan, Valedictorian, Raps Commencement Speech At Gulf Coast High School Graduation (VIDEO)

After four years of taking his studies seriously, one valedictorian decided to have a little fun with his commencement speech.

Matt Colligan took to the podium at Gulf Coast High School's graduation ceremony with more than just a few wise words for his audience: He composed all his advice into a short rap song that earned him a standing ovation.

But Colligan didn't drop the first beat without some warning for the audience.

"I decided to do something a little different that I hope will inspire you to seize this moment and celebrate the future," Colligan said before breaking out in song.

Needless to say, the unexpected speech was a hit among faculty, family and friends, all of whom cheered during the June 1 ceremony in Fort Myers, Fla.

According to the Naples Daily News, 461 students graduated in the school's 2012 senior class.

Colligan's catchy tune might have resonated with the audience, but it looks as if the valedictorian has some competition.

Samuel "Blowfish" Blyveis also rapped his graduation speech at St. Joseph High School, where he took the crowd by storm with his clever lyrics and advice on "How You Get Through High School."

And last year, valedictorian Alaine Caudle had her peers dancing to the beat as she sang her commencement speech in Highland, Kan., CBS News reported.