“Ok seniors, everyone settle down and take your seat with your name on it”. The principle conducted everyone as we prepared to get ready for our practice graduation walk. Amusement and volume suffocated the gym as everyone scurried to find their name. I discovered my seat long before any of my classmates and was more then ready to get it over and done with. Not seeing an interest in the joy I simply crossed my arms, lowered my head and closed my eyes to eradicate the happiness around me.
Five minutes later I declared my plan did not go as intended because I could still hear everyone just as loud and clear. Right before I lost my mind I heard the principle over the microphone. “Seniors, we are now going to start calling names, please make your way across the front of the gym after your name is called and make your way out the door”. Finally! A little smirk made its way across my face. I lifted my head with relief and situated myself for the call of my name. Suddenly, I realized there were 746 people graduating in my class. To make matters worse our school Alma Matter began to amplify the gym. I dreaded our humdrum instrumental Alma Matter simply because I did not know the words after four years of ...
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...he coliseum and glared upon me. My walk was now poised and proud, arms swaying side to side, and head sustained high. I was exultant to find my seat, and when I did I sat with pride.
The names went by quick. Before I knew it I was in line to get my diploma. My eyes found there way through the light to see all of my family standing up clapping and smiling. I laughed and smiled when unexpectedly something tapped my hand. I looked down to see what was trying to interrupt my glee. A tear surprisingly sat upon my hand which was followed with more. I looked up again to see my family but was impossible due to blurry vision.
the orator called with courageousness. I stepped up with a beam more powerful than illumination itself and happily accepted my gift. A royal blue diploma. With fancy inscription, my gift was entitled “Class of 2009”. I had just graduated.
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