A school in Pennsylvania wanted a student to remove all religious references from her graduation speech.

So commencement speaker Moriah Bridges did–In the version she sent to the school administration.

But when it came time to speak, Bridges put the school to shame.

“I’ve always been a rule follower,” said Bridges, the senior class president. “When they said not to chew gum, I didn’t chew gum. When they said not to use your cellphone, I didn’t use my cellphone. But today, in the spirit of defying expectations, and for perhaps the last time at this podium, I say in the righteous name of Jesus Christ, Amen.”

Watch Bridges get a roaring round of applause from her classmates and crowd below.

For a blooming highschooler, it took enormous amounts of courage and bravery for Bridges to stand up for what she believed in and defy the school.

(H/T Conservative Tribune)