I lined up to receive my academic dress with the rest of the class. An entertaining fact that I learned while in line to receive my academic dress was that wearing academic robes or dresses dates back to at least the 12th century. This tradition was based on the fact that in the old days there was not much difference in the dress of the clergyman and academic scholars. To get back to the point, I put on the gown and hat and we lined up to march into the gymnasium to sit down. Soon after we took a seat, we got a chance to hear the different speeches from our school’s faculty. Then we waited to hear our name get called and walked one by one across the stage to receive our degrees. As soon as my name was called, I went up with a big smile on my face and received my diploma. At this point, all I felt was relief and excitement that high school was over and was looking forward to taking on the next milestones in my life. After we watched a video of the graduating class’s photos with a song to make us all emotional. At this point everyone realized what this meant; we threw our hats into the air as tradition and celebrated the fact that we were finally done.
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...eep to myself even though I played sports. Secondly, I improved my grades as I went through high school leading up to the final year. I wasn’t the greatest student my first and second year in high school and that was because I didn’t see a point in getting high grades. Thirdly, I made friendships that would last a lifetime. Finally, I developed a fundamental set of skills that I could use in any future career.
The most important thing was that I had good classmates and teachers through the years. My teachers thought me a lot not only about academics but also about life. I was happy to share my high school experience with them. Some of my classmates became a huge part of my life. They were like a second family, but soon I would have to leave them behind. I was unhappy because I was leaving this chapter of my life behind; however, I was excited for what was to come.
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