The attire required on Wall Street is a bit different then the comfortable Crocs she sports now, but that was part of her message, too.
"Life is too short to wear uncomfortable shoes. If your feet aren't happy, you won't be," Whitman said with a laugh and a smile before closing her speech.
Every high school graduate dreads the question of what they will do post-high school, but class speaker Molly Clancy put a new spin on the old question.
She told her classmates to think of all the positions they have already filled, including that of lawyer and counselor.
Clancy said as students they have tackled several jobs by helping their friends through difficult times or advocating for senior privileges.
Aditi Chaturvedi, 18, who will attend New York University in the fall to study accounting, said she will miss her friends the most, as well as the comfort level of high school.
"I will miss all of the teachers," said Meera Chappidi, 17, who will study Neuroscience at Brown University. "They really go out of their way.""