The time has finally come. Fellow seniors, we are now on our own. It's time to take down our parking permits and clean out our binders one last time. Tonight is our graduation - a time to celebrate an end to a journey. Tonight is our commencement - the beginning of a new course.
I thought that was going to be easy but, as I look back through the four years of high school the only time I wrote something was when I was assigned it. So you would think such a young thriving mind would take advantage of this and spill his guts out. So I typed and typed and well, I kept getting nowhere. I watched other commencement speakers from the HBN archive talk about our future and realized that they had some pretty fancy words of advice. Now I know I cannot give you advice on the future because I don't have the experience.
And now here it all is, we're ready, we're done with high school, and I couldn't be more thrilled or scared! We go through this twelve-year metamorphosis, and then one day, we wake up and its over, our ascent into adulthood has come. We're ready to face all that life has to throw at us, to make a life for ourselves, outside of school and childhood, to go to college, take a year off or get a job. Yet at the same time, it can be terrifying to complete...
There are numerous of things to look forward to your senior year. Freedom, early dismissal, late arrival, homecoming week, college acceptance letters, and graduation. I was always reminded to be aware of this senior disease called senioritis, a case of laziness your senior year, but I was not told to be aware of tears and torture. The first day I walked through Ridge Spring Monetta High School doors as a senior, I felt like a target. Eyes turned into laser beams straight for my heart.
For the class of 2012, this is our night to shine, to pat ourselves on the back, to say "Well done. Good job." And as we take center stage to receive our degrees we are also going to lift the curtain and recognize the people behind the scenes. People like the three individuals I am now going to tell you about. Though you may never have personally met any of them, I am certain you have met people like them in your careers as students.
Everyone has a different opinion, but there's one thing that we all agree on. There's one question on the back of all our minds that we worry about every time we think about this night. And that question is: What's next? There are a thousand things that can be compared to graduation, and some of them may be pretty accurate, but none of them can come close to the reality of what graduation really is. Graduation can't be described in words, other than it's an event 12 years in the making.
“However, if you can show me an astounding piece of work for your thesis in one week, I will disregard your tardiness.” said the Dean, “ I am only doing this for you because I have seen great works from you in the past.” “Thank you so much!” replied John. “Now you may leave.” he said. After leaving the office, John realized the predicament he was in. Only a weeks worth of time to create something that ordinarily would’ve taken a couple months! Before getting admitted into the prestigious college that he was in, he thoug... ... middle of paper ... ...ealized that once he finishes his thesis, he would be able to enjoy writing anything he wants to write.
Welcome ... again ... to the graduation of the class of 2012... and a congratulations to you class ... you deserve it. First of all ... thank you class ... I am honored to be chosen to speak tonight and I am truly honored to have been able to spend these last four years ... with all of you. The day has finally arrived. It is June 7th, 2006... 7 p.m.
Graduation – Graduation is the action of receiving or conferring an academic degree or the ceremony that is sometimes associated, where students become graduates. So there I was, a week before finishing middle school, dying to go to high school after terrible three years. Although, I didn’t really was trilled of being a freshman and going up to the 9th grade. As for the kids in my grade, I didn’t really mind about them, I knew I was going to learn software engineering, get a nice job, and have a wonderful life while they will smoke pot and drink until they’ll throw up and then keep drinking. Yes, I was one of the “good kids”, but I always wondered how it is to drink, smoking didn’t appear to me as attracting thing.