High school graduation is a milestone in our lives where we are able to celebrate the end of a journey, our new found freedom, and our first step into the “real world”, also known as adulthood. It is a night full of reminiscing on the memories we made with the classmates who have been by our sides since kindergarten, the classmates that we may not ever see again. It is a night with mixed emotions, teary eyes, smiles of relief, laughter as we think back on all of the memories we shared, talk of the colleges and universities we will be attending, what we will be doing, and the unbelievable realization that we finally did it; we graduated. It is an accomplishment we should be proud of, a night we should look back on. High school graduation is …show more content…
The last thing anyone wishes for at any given time is to lose a loved one. When drinking alcohol, you are putting other people and yourself at risk for engaging in dangerous decisions such as drunk driving, alcohol poisoning, memory problems, and impaired decision making which can lead to a multitude of regrets. The next chapter of our lives has now begun, we should not let it end so soon, we are just getting started with our future. For years graduates have made the decision to attend Project Graduation, and over the years the number of alcohol-related deaths on graduation night has decreased enormously. I am thrilled to be able to attend Project Graduation and enjoy my last night with the friends who have helped me on my journey through high school. I hope that every student in the Class of 2016 makes plans to attend the party that will keep all of us safe and away from alcohol and other substances. 79% of students took a poll and said that they were likely to drink and drive or get in a vehicle with someone who has been drinking on the night of graduation. That percentage should go down fast. Do not put yourself and others in the dangerous situation that could result in the loss of your life or someone else’s. Take the alternative choice, join the party at
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After high school majority of parents want their children to go to college, graduate, have a promising career and start a family and this is the American dream. Of course going to college will earn you a career and make you financial stable with certain jobs. To earn all those things you need to work even harder to achieve them. Going through four to eight years of college is exhausting and time consuming. There are a lot of stages you go through during college starting from high school. For me I can say that it has been a long journey but it is a well worth journey because of the reward I will receive in the end. In college financial aid, teachers, assignments, and classrooms are different from high school in a major way.
To the County High School Class of 2012: As you sit in front of me, I know what most of you are thinking at the moment. There are those who are already pondering about what life without high school will be like; those who are debating whether or not to tell your crush tonight about your whispers of adoration you’ve secretly held for four years; some simply want to get out of that ungodly chair, get that thing that isn’t really a diploma but only tells you when to pick up the thing, and then be the first one on the green bus to the grad party — you know who you are. And the rest, well, the rest aren’t even paying attention, you’re thinking, “Great, here comes one of the valedictorian speakers. Next up: a boring speech straight out of the pits of scholarly hell.” And it’s OK, I don’t mind — that sort of thing comes with the territory. But tonight, I ask that you give me a chance to break that stereotype so that I may address you in the full splendor that you deserve after 13 grueling years of work. I do not want to be known as your “valedictorian” as I stand here, c’mon guys, there is no time left to place labels on people anymore, instead I ask that you accept me as one of your peers — and as a man who will enjoy becoming a graduate alongside you.
Good evening, and thank you for accompanying our 8th grade promotion. Thank you to the Rock Falls District #13 board members, superintendent Mr. Arickx, Mrs. Palmer, Mr. Calkins, Mr. Rude, and Mr. Ackman. We also give a big thanks to our parents and our teachers. Our parents have helped us with everything we have been through and they have been there to support us with through our struggles in life so far. Some of us wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for our teachers. They have put extra time and effort into us so we could be here today, also teachers all throughout our school career have tried to help us succeed so we can make it to the next stage in our life. Sincerely thank you to everyone that has put their time and effort to help us succeed. Next we would like to congratulate the 8th grade class of 2018 for getting this far and helping each other in every way you guys have to proceed to the next
You’re walking through the doors to the next four years of your life. You picture one big day coming out of the four years spent here. Graduation day. Walking across the stage with your cap and gown on along with the rest of your class. The feeling of accomplishment. Finally, after all those years of going to school, it comes down to this day. Suddenly, dark clouds start rolling in and lighting strikes. You’re half way through sophomore year and its all taken away. Graduation is just a dream you once had. No more school, no more hanging out with friends and no more school events. It’s time to grow up, leave school behind and start to help supporting your family. This is the new life that many teenagers are being forced to live.
If you choose to stay and finish out high school, so that you may further your education in life. Therefore, you might want to stay in high school, you will get further in life. You will get bigger and better job offers if you have a diploma or your resume. You will also have more opportunities for a college scholarship. According to "Stay in School." KnowHow2GO Wisconsin. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2016., “High school dropouts are four times more likely than college graduates to be unemployed.” Your life will be totally different in long-term if you choose to be a dropout. You could end up being homeless with no job, and no money for food. People
Throughout my four years of high school, I felt the urge to graduate. I was extremely excited and anxious the night before my graduation. I did not know exactly what to expect out in the real world. For most people graduation is one of their best days of their lives. Which means no more high school and for some, it means to move out on their own. High school graduation for me meant time for new adjustments in my life, time to become a responsible person, and time to make my dreams come true.
The dreaded teen years, the age of peer pressure, body changes and a new force within that pushes your child towards a strong sense of independence. Raising teens is the second most difficult stage in parenthood, comparable to only that of the toddler years. As a parent to a teenager you will start to notice a trend in your child’s behavioral changes, such as passive-aggressive behavior, self-consciousness and moodiness. The middle school years will be the most difficult for your teen and you, because it is that middle ground where your child starts feeling those hormone changes and isn’t sure how to handle peer pressure nor how they feel within.
The results for the students’ personal health goals showed that students answers included being healthy in order to complete other goals. If the students are not healthy, they will not be able to complete their educational and future goals. Overall, the study showed what students educational goals are and why they want to achieve those goals. The goals that the students have make them be motivated to be good in school in order to complete their academic and future goals. A limitation that the study had was that the participants were a small group. TeensReach program is associated with this study because just like the participants, the member of the programs are adolescents and have multiple goals juts like the students. Knowing that doing good in school will
Through out life people go through so many hardships. Whether it be good or bad there is always something that comes out of the situation. One of the most exciting but yet scariest events would be graduation. For a lot of people, graduating from high school is a goal. It takes a lot of time and effort to achieve that goal. In the long run, it opens a lot of opportunities for people to succeed. Graduation is the end of high school, and the beginning to life.
School is the one thing most kid dread the most. They have to wake up early and go to a place where they have to learn for 8 hours. One thing that kids don't dread is their summer vacation. 2 whole months of sitting around not having to do anything. The idea has been brought up that school should go all year. Some parents might agree on this so they don't have to deal with their children all day long for 2 months straight but the students are not on board with this.
Most people do not realize that alcohol is a drug that claims the lives of youth in college campuses across the world. In my case, it took the encounter with the ORL staff at UCLA for me to come to understanding that I am putting myself and those around me in danger through my risky drinking habits. With hours of self-reflection and the help of a cosmopolitan article called The Deadly Drinking Mistakes Smart Girls Make, I have found that there are several risks associated with alcohol that can put me at a quarrel with death. Even so, drinking does not always need to be deadly, and by keeping in mind the well-being of my fellow bruins and the skills mentioned in the article, I can find a balance between drinking for fun and drinking till death.
Tonight marks the end of an era. Years of books, plays, dances and sports have all led to this gratifying moment. As we, the graduation class of 2006, sit here watching as the last of our high school careers fade into twilight and nervously awaiting what new adventure tomorrow will bring, it is important that we share a moment to reflect and appreciate the enormity of our fine accomplishment. For tonight's graduation marks not only our passage from the halls of Bears High School, but is also a declaration of our commitment and effort.
Teens today face a lot of pressure. Many students deal with difficult life situations that hinder them from focusing on their futures. This can lead to a loss of interest in school and school events, such as a sports, clubs, or after school programs. Teens start to prioritize other things over their education. Every year, over 1.2 million students will leave school without earning a high school diploma in the United States alone (“11”). That’s a student every 26 seconds – or 7,000 a day (“11”). The United States, which used to have the highest graduation rates of any country, now ranks 22nd out of 27 developed countries (“11”). Students may not realize that by dropping out of high school they are more likely to commit crimes, become parents at a young age, use and abuse alcohol and drugs, and live in poverty (“Drop”). Dropouts make up the majority of those
So, you’re off to Junior High? Wow, it is a compelling ride. The homework, the friends, the classes, the overall experience is one that is not a one to be likely forgotten. Of course, you could be going into this blind, without any heads ups, or any tips or special advice. Well, it looks like you can consider yourself lucky! Here are some tips for getting through Junior High well. I’ll cover what I feel to be the most important things that will help you out the best. First, I’ll go over some of the important things that will help you in class and with your studies. Then, I will over some social aspects regarding keeping a good reputation as well as some personal tips from yours truly!