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Sully Lands High School Speaking Gig

5/29/2009 2:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chesley Sulley SullenbergerGood luck with everything you do in life, Denison High School graduating class of 2009. Maybe, if you're lucky, you'll grow up to one day land a commercial airliner in the Hudson River and save the lives of everyone on board.

That's right, we've learned Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger -- the most badass alumni in the history of the Texas school -- is delivering the commencement speech at this year's DHS graduation.

The ceremony, scheduled for June 6, was originally going to feature a giant tribute to Sully -- featuring a billboard of the hero pilot in the middle of town -- but Sully got wind of the grand scheme and humbly shot it down.

We're told Sully's peeps told the school he couldn't "imagine his face on a billboard."

Sully fun fact -- back in the day, he played the flute in the school band ... and you better believe he kicked ass.

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