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Graduation Speech: It's Our Turn

- After 18 long years of waiting, it is finally our turn. After 13 years of schooling, some difficult, some not, it is finally our turn. After this last, excruciatingly long year of waiting, hoping, dreaming, it is finally our turn. This day has been in the back of our minds since our first day of kindergarten, all those years ago. This year, amidst bouts of senioritis, today was all we could think about, that final day when it would finally be our turn to graduate. However, it is not only our turn to graduate, but also our turn to assume full responsibility for the direction our lives will take....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Perseverance and Determination

- As a hurdler for County High, I stumble upon some pretty tough obstacles each time I race; the same is true in life. Everyone encounters obstacles, but in order to overcome them and succeed, one must never give up. I love to run hurdles, but unfortunately last year, little pulls and strains prevented me from running to my full potential. One Thursday, we had a home track meet against Lake Stevens. For the first time I was in pretty good shape for my race, the 100-meter hurdles. I began jumping up and down partially to stay warm, and partially to let out some of my excitement....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Strive to Succeed

- This is it. In less than five minutes we'll be done with high school But you know I've got to say something before we go. When I moved here in eighth grade my plan was to go back to live with my Dad in Washougal to be with my friends that I had for ages. But I stayed, I got to know you guys, and heard stories about you and your life-long friends. And I even got implanted in some of your memories. Actually, in this year cheerleader ... who was it, oh Jason Jons wrote something proving this in my yearbook....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Happiness is Success

- A few months ago I was sitting in the guidance center waiting for some transcripts. I was having one of those "high-stress, low-patience" days and I was just in a very bad mood. As I waited, I noticed a little book on one of the coffee tables called "What happiness is." Cynically curious, I picked up the book and fingered through it. Each page was different quote about what happiness is, and as I read each one, I started to slowly lift out of my bitter mood. The first one I read was "Happiness sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open." - John Barrymore....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: We are Winners

- Parents, family and friends, faculty, Class of 2012: Tonight we celebrate the completion of 12 years of schooling and look toward what will be in store for us in the future. It has been a long road for most of us, and a difficult one for some, but the fact is, we made it. Tonight we are all winners. However, I would like to talk for just a few minutes about losing. Throughout history there were many people we consider winners, who, in fact, lost many times in their lives. Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because he had "no good ideas." Even though he hit 714 home runs, Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: What is Education?

- My goal tonight is to motivate you and to encourage others to get their diploma. I'll start with a quote: Education is what you have left over after you have forgotten everything you have learned. Let me repeat that. Education is what you have left over after you have forgotten everything you have learned. I think that quote applies to me because I had to forget what I was taught growing up. And, what I was left with is my diploma and education, but more so, wisdom. I'm up here tonight because some people in this community opened up their ears, hearts, and homes to me....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Remain in Christ

- It's been great attending County Christian School. Where else do students walk into school at 7:55 and receive a cup of hot chocolate and a cookie. Then, after third period, Mr. Obrastoff combs our hair and sings to us. It really has been a delightful place to go to school. In all seriousness, we have been blessed to go to this school. We have been looked after and protected. Now, we prepare for the real world. We will be facing new temptations and challenges. It's not like as soon as we walk out these doors after receiving our diploma there's going to be a line of rough-looking guys who are going to be saying, "Hey I'll give you ten million dollars if you go rob that bank," or "Hey, do you...   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: What is Next?

- What is graduation. Some people would say that it's proof of the freedom we will soon experience. Some say that it's the end of the best years of our lives. Some would say that it's when we're forced to grow up and become adults. Some would say that it's just another day, no different than any other day, other than the scrolls, the funny outfits and the clapping. Some go into it silent, awaiting their chance to be recognized for their victory dance. Some use stupid comparisons to describe it by saying that it's like the opening of a new door or that it's like taking another step on the never-ending ladder of life....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Enjoy the Journey

- Are we there yet. Are we there yet. Sitting in the backseat of the car, I used to bombard my family with these questions. On our summer road trips I was so anxious for the destination that I failed to appreciate the journey. However, as time passed and I grew older, I realized that it was the journey that was important and not the destination. For the past 13 years of our education we have been on a journey - a journey full of experiences, challenges and accomplishments. We have made it through elementary, middle and high school....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: We Dit It!

- After being at County High for four years I can honestly say I will never forget my time here. I've met tons of people and have had some great experiences. I'm really honored to be given the chance to speak at our graduation. I've spent time with my fellow graduates and have gotten a comment on each of our staff members: "Nancy has always been there for me through boys, family and whatever. I'm grateful for her friendship." "Lynn just can't get mad, which was always cool with me." "Without Vickie, County High wouldn't be County High....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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College or University Graduation Speech

- Hello, good morning and welcome to graduation for the class of 2012. I have waited to hear those words for 5 years - and by the looks on all of my fellow graduates faces, I am not alone. Think with me for a minute about the process we have gone through which has gathered us here today. Our stories of these past years are not much different. Whether you went to a community college, transferred here from another four-year school or started your freshman year in the dorms near the entrance of this campus, we are finally finishing together....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Informative Speech: The Dog Whisperer

- Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about Cesar Millan, also know as the Dog Whisperer Introduction I. Cesar Millan is the Dog Whisperer, the star of National Geographic Show with the same name. He rehabilitates dogs and trains people. It is all about energy. You communicate energy all the time. II. We have a lot to learn from Dogs. Dogs are pack oriented. His methods with the dog/human pack are easy when you understand the world from a dog’s point of view....   [tags: Example Informative Speech]

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Rhetorical Analysis of the I Have a Dream Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

- One of the most influential speeches ever given on the earth was given on a potiumat the Lincoln Momorial in Washington D.C on August 28th 1963. The great speech was given by Martin Luther King Jr. who deciatied his time on earth to prove that all people are equal. Martin Luther used different parts of the English language to enhance the meaning of his speech and bring out the details. The different rhetorical devices, allusions to historic documents, and metaphors seemed to have brought about the emotions that King was trying to arouse in his listeners....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Rhetorical Analysis of the I Have a Dream Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

- From Doctor King’s speech, I quote: “ This is the faith that I go back to the South With. And with this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful brother hood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to play together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.” “And when this day happens, all men will be able to join hands and sing in the worlds of the old Negro spiritual: “Free at last, free at last....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have A Dream Speech

- On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of the most famous speeches of all time to an audience of more than 200,000 civil rights supporters on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In his, “I have a dream” speech, King addressed his encouragement of white and black people working together to achieve racial peace and harmony. He especially wanted to teach the young blacks that equality could be gained through the use of non-violence. The main reason King used nonviolence was to create a situation so different from the usual, that it will open the door to negotiations of desegregation and equal opportunity....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have A Dream Speech

- Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech to the thousands of African Americans who had marched on Washington, D.C. at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The date of the speech was August 28, 1963, but it is one that will live for generations. Of course his purpose was to convince his audience on several fronts: he sought to persuade the black community to stand up for the rights afforded them under the Constitution, and he also sought to demonstrate to the white community that a "simple" black man could so effectively use powers of persuasion that they too would have reason to join the cause....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech]

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Graduation Speech: Listen Carefully

- Listen carefully, Class of '2012, for the sounds you hear tonight will last a lifetime. Store them up and save them in your hearts, for they are priceless. Each whisper, each tick of the clock is a reminder of something you've gained here. Pay attention, so when you hear them later in life you will remember. When you hear a bell ring, remember our first day of school, back in September of 2008. The coolness of the desks chilled our sun-tanned skin as we sat timidly in our seats, quietly absorbing the shrill sound of our first high school bell as it rang at 7:30 in the morning....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Thank You!

- To begin something new, you must sacrifice something old. To enter the real world, you must graduate your childhood. A childhood is the delicate phase of every adolescent's life where they must mature into their own person, with their own responsibilities. Although every individual will eventually bloom with their own personality, morals, and perspectives, the education and values we learn and see along the way add to the fingers that mold. We begin when we are born, and are taken in by strangers....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: The Climb

- Good evening family, friends, teachers and fellow graduates. This special night marks our achievement over the past thirteen years. Tonight we come to the top of a mountain in our lives and look ahead to the numerous more to come. It seems like just yesterday we were eighth graders in middle school, wishing we were twelfth graders in high school. (You have to remember that back then we didn't know if a freshman meant you were in twelfth grade or if a junior meant you were in ninth.) We've definitely come a long way to be where we are today....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Prime Time

- The age of reality TV has arrived. There's a different show on every night of the week. And I hate to admit it, but once you get started on a series, it becomes pretty addictive. They should have a disclaimer when they roll the credits or something. Now don't deny it, I know you've all fallen into the trap, too. You promise yourself you're only going to watch for ten minutes to see what all the craze is about, and 45 minutes later you're still watching, but wondering why you just wasted your time....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Our Journey

- Roughly eighteen years ago, the twelve of us seniors were born in different places, under different circumstances and in different families, far from knowing each other and crossing each other's paths. Yet, God has already taken each of us under His tender care to work in us according to His plan. Our journey under the supervision of God has already started back then, each of us at a different starting point. After raising and nurturing each individual in a very personal way, it was in God's perfect plan for all of us to finally bring the twelve of us together at Johnson Academy and to make it part of our journeys to cross our paths with one another....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Carry On!

- I will open with a quote, "a failure is not someone who tries and fails, but rather someone who fails and gives up." I started my freshmen year of high school at East High. From the start I struggled to complete my school work. Low motivation was the major factor that eventually led to me failing english, math, science, physical education, you name it I failed it. As I began to lose more credits and fail more courses my self esteem plummeted along with my motivation. By my sophomore year I felt like a major failure and as such I wanted desperately to drop out of high school....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Informative Speech: Anabolic Steroids

- Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the use of anabolic steroids ATTENTION GETTER: In a recent report, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) uncovered an alarming statistic: more than a half million students in the 8th and 10th grade are currently using some form of anabolic steroids. ( www.steroidabuse.org) PREVIEW POINTS: A....   [tags: Example Informative Speech]

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Informative Speech: Automobile Safety

- Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience how to insure their safety, and the safety of others, while on the road Introduction Automobiles. You just have to have one in this fast paced world. In the United States automobiles are necessary. People need to move from point A to point B. These points can be as close as a few hundred feet or even range up to a few hundred miles. When making these trips safety is a priority. There are hundreds of thousands of automobiles on the roads across the nation and if safety was not considered, thousand would be injured or even killed daily....   [tags: Example Informative Speech]

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Informative Speech: Three Interesting Things About Cats

- Topic: Cats General Purpose/Goal: To inform Specific Purpose/Goal: I want my audience to understand three interesting things about Cats. Thesis Statement: Three interesting things to know about cats are their intelligence, tail signals and that they are territorial animals. INTRODUCTION I. Attention Getter: you see them every where you look, sometimes out playing or other times in a house. II. Preview Statement: I am going to share three areas of information about cats. A. Cats are very intelligent animals....   [tags: Informative Speech]

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Aparaxia of Speech

- Apraxia of Speech Apraxia of speech is a well-known disease among children around the entire world. There are many stories out there about children having apraxia of speech as well as overcoming it. A story about a girl named Big Sister inspired me and made me want to know more about apraxia. According to “This Simple Home” a young girl with the name of Big Sister showed early signs of apraxia but nobody wanted to believe it. She was always such a happy baby but she didn’t babble or have any sounds....   [tags: Disease, Children, Communication Disorders]

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Graduation Speech: Do or Do Not, There is No Try

- The year 2012 marks an era of new beginnings and bold adventures. Years from now, when we look back on our senior year, we’ll remember a year of good friends, hard work and planning for the future. As graduating seniors we will create different paths to our own success. Some will choose the superhighway and some will choose the winding road — each person deciding their own level of happiness. It has been said, "To know where you are going, one must remember where you have been." Tonight, the Class of 2012 will start a new chapter, moving toward new endeavors and taking on greater challenges, making this evening the perfect time to reflect on our past here at County High School....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: A Great Time to Be a Graduate

- Ladies and Gentlemen we are assembled here this evening to celebrate the graduation of the Community College Class of 2012. With this celebration comes many distinctions, honors and legacies. This is a great time to be a graduate of Community College, because we are a group of students who are graduating with high grade point averages, leadership skills, overall talent, plus we are leaving behind much to be admired by future classes. Our class is also a very diverse and dedicated one. As if being a student alone was not a difficult task, many of our classmates hold jobs outside of school, are active in their communities as coaches, volunteers, athletes and leaders, and many have families to...   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Freedom of Speech

- Freedom of speech, ones right to say what they please without fear of being punished, is among one of the most treasured freedoms throughout America. Protected by the relevant constitutional provision, this freedom was also deemed most important by the founders. The first inhabitants of North American colonies, whom were controlled by the British, did not have the legal right to speak out against government policies or issues such as unfair laws and taxes, English speech regulations were quite restrictive....   [tags: Bill of Rights]

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Graduation Speech: The Opportunity to Make a Difference

- Over the past year or so some dreadful events have occurred at high schools, alarming the American public while they have talked about increased security, clinging to images of guns, blood and typical-looking teenagers committing unthinkable crimes. The media has focused on these incidents without giving attention to all of the potential and talent that is flourishing throughout our high schools. I invite them to recognize the inspired pupils who are propelling themselves beyond standard and motivating others around them....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: We Are the Leaders of Tomorrow

- Anne Frank confided to her diary that, "Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." And as we, the class of 2006, stand at the end of one path in our lives, and stare out at the field of possibilities before us, we are faced with awesome decisions. We have a wealth of knowledge behind us -- our parents and our families. We are at a point where we must decide where to go and what to do. One misstep now, even the slightest one, can cause a lifetime of regret....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Go Where There is No Path

- My fellow classmates, the magic word today is commencement. This is the big finale to a hectic, overwhelming yet no doubt unforgettable four years at County High School. Robert Frost once said: "The best way out is always through," and similarly we have also learned in our math classes that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. There will always be an infinite number of paths we can take to arrive at a desired destination. Yet, the decision we make to continue looking ahead, instead of behind or around, is ultimately what determines how quickly we will get there....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: We Are the Dreamers of Dreams

- Though our state isn't known for its cold winters, the winter of my junior year seemed to be the most frigid of my life. Every morning I would trudge through mud puddles on my way to the distant portable toliet that received no announcements and was supplied with absolutely no heat. We were all assured that this was an underhanded scheme of Mr. Rives to keep us all awake in the morning. It got so bad that in a show of rage each student came to class with a blanket and sad face the day Mr. Rives was to be observed by administration....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Persuasive Speech: Purchase an Automobile in 1908

- Henry Ford has released his invention to the public. It is a horseless carriage that he calls the automobile. He has told us that this contraption will eventually be made available to the entire world. This is going to have a radical change on our society, as we know it. Each and every person out there should have an automobile. Every person’s daily chore time would be cut in half. Daily trips to town would be made in only a few short hours. Supplies from the cities would come twice as fast to the smaller towns....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Graduation Speech: Life is a Blank Canvas

- My father always told me that my life is a blank canvas waiting for me to paint my future upon it. As I stand here before my fellow classmates, cherished friends and beloved teachers, I see more than just a graduating class, I see a group of artists waiting to exhibit their art to the world. See, the beauty of my father's analogy lies in the fact that we have all been given the right to choose our own destiny, essentially to paint whatever we want on our canvases of life. Our parents, teachers and friends have taught us all the techniques we need to embrace a bright and beautiful future, and now with this diploma, we stand alone with a paintbrush, palette and a world waiting our arrival....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: The Importance of Loving God

- I've had a great time these past four years of high school. I've had a lot of fun with my class. We have many memories together. The basketball games, the parties, and all the fund-raisers for worthy causes. And, we've all been really busy with our own individual lives, and I know that will never change. But, on top of my busy schedule, I've learned something. And right now I want to tell you the most important I've learned. I've learned it doesn't matter what our day to day lives entail. Whether it's doing homework or studying, working or singing, being the Strawberry Queen, playing tennis or playing piano, or even doing karate....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: The Beginning of Your Life

- Parents, teachers, families and friends, welcome and thank you for joining us tonight at the County High School graduation ceremony for the Class of 2012. Graduation is a time to look fondly upon memories which have been made over the past three years. I am sure all of us have our own memories which we hold close to our hearts and make us grin when we think of them. Events which become very vivid in my mind are football and basketball games, dances, pep assemblies, at least the ones from our sophomore and junior years, and especially time spent with a group of friends just doing whatever....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Be Perfect in Christ Jesus

- As I was pondering what to speak about tonight, I started thinking about what has been the main influence in my school experience. I realized that what has shaped me most has been my teachers. What is a teacher. After 13 years of school, believe me, I have an extremely good idea of what a teacher is. Two teachers began to teach me, my father and my mother. The poet Ann Taylor wrote, "Who taught my infant lips to pray, And love God’s holy book and day, And walk in wisdom’s pleasant way. My Mother." This year as we were challenged to give our hearts to God and our minds to our teachers, we learned more of their goals to see us grow as Jesus did in wisdom, stature and favor with both God and...   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Be Proud of Your Accomplishments

- So many of us have come to ZAHS as a last resort, not fitting in at other schools or we were feeling that regular school wasn't working for us. We have found MAHS is somewhere we wished we had found in the first place. It is a place where you do fit in because people who originally didn't have anything in common share this one place. It is our home away from home. It brings all of us together with all of our diversities to be welcomed and accepted. Our love and belief in our school continues to show time after time whether it is a fund raiser, our test scores, or even when students return who once gave up on finishing school....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Live Life to the Fullest

- I would like to begin this evening by welcoming all of my classmates, staff, parents and guardians, the school board and superintendent, friends, and relatives to the commencement of the class of 2012. Commencement is a critical juncture in our lives; it is a momentous occasion where we believe we are about to start anew. However, graduation is the bittersweet moment where the forces of past and future are simultaneously acting on us. Consequently, the past is not dead. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, suggests that our past experiences will be with us forever as he states, " [we] are a part of all that [we] have met; yet all experience is an arch where through gleams that untraveled world." That is w...   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: The Great Ocean of Truth

- How simple life can be, how wonderful it is to take the time to appreciate your surroundings. The opportunities offered me during my four years at County High have been amazing. I have begun to understand all the potential I have to live life. I don't believe it takes a trip abroad to realize all we take for granted here in Hometown, USA. However, amongst the clutter that fills our lives, seldom do we choose to stop and reflect. Today is one day we intentionally set aside for the sentimentality we rarely experience....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Act on What is Righteous

- The world we live in is growing more distant and uncaring every day. Technology lures us in with promises of convenience and proceeds to separate us from personal attention, and the personal attention that we do get is often cold and indifferent. ATMs, Internet shopping and electronic checkout at the supermarket, all designed so that we can go through an entire day without having to face anyone. Even school research projects can be done entirely in front of a computer screen. While downloading music, checking your e-mail and instant-messaging your friends, you can find all that latest information on poverty, starvation and worldwide- epidemics....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Thanks for the Good Times

- Hello classmates of 2012. It is almost time for us to depart from one another. We will go our own ways and achieve our goals very soon, but before we go, I would like to share some memories with everyone. I have attended Tates Creek High School (TC) for two years. And during those two years, I have learned a lot from the school staff and from my peers. They all have taught me something new. This is what makes them so awesome. The school is small and so diverse that it makes it easier to meet everyone....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: We Rule the World

- We did it. We started from essentially nothing, a cold, boring piece of school district land and built it into a high school. Not just any high school, but our high school. Without standards and traditions to follow or be guided by, we shaped the halls of Private High School into something special. Now I'm sure that every senior class from Oshkosh, Wisconsin to Boring, Oregon to Fairbanks, Alaska to Beverly Hills, California feels that they really make a difference. And granted I'm sure many of them did....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: We Can Be Heroes

- Class of 2012, as we sit here this evening, I would like you to take a look at the classmates sitting around you. Many students have given countless hours of time, energy, and passion to worthy cuases that they have been a part of throughout high school. However, those aren't the only students deserving of recognition this evening. We have students here tonight, who have taken a stand for what they believe in, not even hesitating to compromise their reputations. I believe there are many ordinary heroes wearing caps and gowns tonight....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Let's Change the World

- Look at us, the class of 2012, with our diversity and respect for one another, I can see that our society has changed enormously in the last forty years a mere decade before County High School opened. I would even say that most of the world has changed from judging people by their race or nationality to judging them by their character. Although the world has matured a great deal we cannot remain in this single state of maturity, we must continue to grow. Now is the time to make a change in the world again....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: I Have No Regrets

- I thought that I'd start by taking a picture, being as this is the last time that I'm going to see the majority of you. So could everybody smile. OK, now that that is done with, I would like to start out with a quote. "As people used to be wrong about the motion of the sun, so they are still wrong about the motion of the future. The future stands still, it is we who move in infinite space." (Rainer Maria Rilke, German poet). Webster's dictionary describes commencement as a beginning. Perhaps many of you believed that commencement was an ending....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Become People With Passion

- Christmas Eve in Princeton, N.J, usually fulfills the picture-postcard promise of Christmas. And it was so, on that one particular Christmas Eve long ago. A light snowfall kissed the quaint Princeton houses, and door-to-door carol singers made their way to one particular door. The violinist's home. "O little town of Bethlehem," the boys sang, "how still we see thee lie..." In moments the door opened, and the gentle violinist stood in the doorway to greet the carolers. "Above thy deep and dreamless sleep, the silent stars go by..." The musician turned away, turned back into the house....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Remember Who You Are!

- Thirteen years of schooling - can you believe it. And we, County High Class of 2012, have made it. We're graduating. There may have been times when it was tiresome, frustrating, stressful, demanding, even physically, mentally and emotionally draining. Through the years I have felt all of these emotions and more, but one thing that has really kept me on the top has been my ability to smile. I have found that smiling, even when it seems too hard, helps to solve all kinds of problems. Not only does it improve your own attitude, but one smile affects an incredible amount of people....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: It's All About Time

- A long time ago in what seems like another lifetime, we were once little children watching the blinking TV while we sat eating Mac and Cheese without a care in the world. So much time has passed since then, how quickly time flies. Now, instead of walking to the bus for our first day of kindergarten, we are walking across this stage for our diplomas - I think everyone will agree that it's all about time. We all need to "Make time, save time, spend time." Time can move pretty quickly as you look back on your life, or pretty slowly depending on which class you are in third period as you watch those bright red numbers change so slowly it seems as if the whole world has stopped turning....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Finding the Good Stuff

- The culmination of a dozen years of formal education is at hand - a just cause for celebration. You have fulfilled a quantifiable set of requirements, but what did you really learn. You have demonstrated your ability to cope with deadlines, social stress, challenging situations, major life changes, and even smelly gym socks. Knowledge is the progeny of struggle. Every challenge and adverse situation you've endured has served to strengthen your adaptability and taught you valuable lessons. All of the events that have been shared with friends, educators and parents in the past four years are experiences that have been infused into each individual's sense of self and will continue to influence...   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: It's All About Us!

- Hello Class of 2012. I assure you that no matter what your parents are thinking—which is something along the lines of, "I did a great job with him or her"—their conceited thoughts are irrelevant to this occasion. It's not about them; it's about us. Contrary also to what the board members (who you'll see today for the first and last time) believe, that they've earned the right to hand us our diplomas due to their perfect decision making (comedic stare and pause), this moment is also not about them; but again, about us....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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French Speech

- L’année dernière j’ai passé une journée en France avec ma famille. On est allé en France au mois d’août parce qu’il fait beau normalement pendant les grandes vacances. Je voulais faire du shopping, aller à la plage et améliorer mon français. Je voulais aussi acheter des nouveaux vêtements. On est parti de Little Clacton à une heure du matin et on est arrive à Douvres à sept heures et demie. On a pris le Jet Ski avec mon frère pour aller à Calais. La traversée a été très difficile mais amusante....   [tags: French Speech]

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Freedom of Speech

- Our forefathers worked to ensure we could enjoy civil liberties that they were unable to under British rule. In the First Amendments one of the liberties detailed is freedom of speech, specifically in that Congress will not enact a law that is “abridging the freedom of speech.” In 1925 the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment applies to each state ensuring that the constitutional right to free speech is protected from interference by the government. Freedom of speech can only be upheld so long as the content of which does not violate the law....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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Sound of Speech

- In the running of day to day life one constant aspect that holds great significance in the way we interact is speech. Speech involves the emission of a series of sounds, which have unique acoustic structure, which is made up of audible qualities over time. The human auditory system receives the segmented streams of information contained in whatever has been spoken. On receipt of the acoustic speech signal, the individual relies on their acquired knowledge on linguistics and their ability to deduce the intended message from the speech, skills which one develops from infancy (Florian, 1994)....   [tags: Structure, Audible Qualitites, Information]

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Freedom of Speech

- College in America – A place of unrivaled independent thought and haven for those who wish to better themselves through higher learning – or is it. Unfortunately, our impression of college, especially those of naive high school students, is far from its actual reality. When entering college, we expect to embark on the journey of self-enlightenment and expression known as education, on which our forefathers established the opportunity for us to pursue, yet all too often are we met with restrictions on what we thought were the most basic of our rights....   [tags: liberties, college, consitution]

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The Kings Speech

- ... Her dedication to her husband and family is truly commendable. She looks for a therapist for her husband, to try and help him cure his handicap. The royal family had tried many different therapist over the years but none were able to stop the stutter or even help it. She finds and unorthodox therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) A wanna-be actor who spends his days helping people find their voice. Lionel agrees to help Albert but it has to be on his terms. Elizabeth agrees to the terms and sends her husband to the session....   [tags: film analysis, tom hopper]

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Graduation Speech: What Lies Ahead

- I cried on my 18th Birthday. I cried because to me it signified that my childhood was over -- That I would never be able to relive some of the greatest moments of my life. I remember that day after school I was talking to one of my good friends, Betty Lou, and I mentioned to her how sad it was that we would all soon be leaving County HIgh. Betty smiled and looked at me and said, "But there is so much more in store for us ahead." Last October I was sitting in Mr. Fooler's British Literature class and he had us read this poem by Louis MacNiece: Birds flitting in and out of the barn Bring back an Anglo-Saxon story: The great wooden hall with the long fires down the center, Their feet in the...   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Explore. Dream. Discover

- I am about to give you a final challenge as a high school student. I am about to ask you to do something you were sure you wouldn’t have to do again for a while with the ending of high school. I am asking you to think. Please, just this once, take a moment to put that educated mind to work. Think of something you really want right now, go ahead, don’t complain, just do it. What do you really want. A few of you searched your minds and out of the millions of things you are sure you want, not one could surface above the rest....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Live Your Dream

- The times before now have all been in preparation, preparation not only for this day but for the rest of our lives. We have all learned many lessons, which have helped to shape who we are. Starting way back in elementary school we began to discover that ... Riding the school bus went out of style by the fifth grade. That the most embarrassing part of the day was calling your teacher mom. That not eating the tuna burgers really wouldn't help to save the dolphins. And we finally began to realize that all the boys didn't have cooties....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: I'll Never Forget

- During the years I've been at Best College, I have learned what it means to be an adult and make choices that determine my future. I began attending this college as when I was a senior at County High School. My graduating class was just over 100 students, and consisted of students predominately like myself. My first class here introduced me to a more diverse group of students and I had the opportunity to study with people of all ages and ethnicities. As I became involved with the college's art and literary magazine and the student newspaper, I had additional opportunities to work with people from around the world....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Life's Defining Moments

- I was watching a re-run of the "Dr. Phil" show the other day, and he was offering advice to someone who had an anger problem. Dr. Phil asked him to recall the top 10 defining moments in his life, which is where the secret to his anger problem was supposed to lie. So, I began thinking about what are the top ten defining moments in my life. The birth of my daughter was the first thing that came to my mind. She made me a mother, along with a 24-hour worrier and an insomniac. As I began to dwell more on the topic I realized that going to college has not only been one of my defining moments, it has made me who I am....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Informative Speech: President Theodore Roosevelt

- Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about President Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most successful presidents in the United States history. He achieved many goals in life. Some of these goals were as follows: 1) He won the Spanish-American War; 2) He won the Nobel Peace Prize; 3) He was the youngest president in United States history....   [tags: Example Informative Speech]

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Speech Recognition and Speech Synthesis

- Speech Recognition and Speech Synthesis Speech Recognition. Speech Recognition is the process by which a computer maps an acoustic speech signal to text. It is different that speech understanding which is the process by which a computer maps an acoustic speech signal to some form of abstract meaning of the speech. This process depends on the speaker, and how he speaks the language. There are three different systems for the speaker. * Speaker dependent system. * Speaker independent system. * Speaker adaptive system....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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School Violence Speech

- Topic: School Violence General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform what needs to be done to stop school violence. Central Idea: To inform the effects, causes, and solutions of school violence. INTRODUCTION: Since the April 20, 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado I have been looking deeper into the issue of school violence. The number of extremely violent crimes committed by students has been increasing in the last few years. These incidents are not only increasing in number, but in the amount of bloodshed in each occurrence....   [tags: School Violence Speech]

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Graduation Speech: Regrets

- Let me begin by saying that I am very honored to be addressing the County High School Class of 2012 as students of this institution for the last time. We've spent these last four years creating some serious memories: four years of chieftain power, leaking roofs, questionable Homecoming skits, and musical principals. Four years of good teachers, bad teachers, new teachers, old teachers. Four years of youth, music, growing up and breaking free. Four rubber chickens, four yearbooks, four ASB presidents and four chubby bunnies....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Fireworks

- Even though you cannot see them yet, the fireworks will begin tonight. In bright stunning colors, they will paint over the black world around them and they will glow. In all shapes and sizes they will scatter over the stars and the moon. They will erupt in loud, almost deafening blasts to hushed crackles of soundless glory. Each diploma received is a lighted match of fire. Each graduate is a fuse. If you put a lighted match and a fuse together, you make sparks to create light. If you put a diploma and a graduate together, you have fireworks....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Teen Marriage Speech

- I. Intro: Marriage is one of the most important commitments to be made in life. When a person marries someone, it should be a mature and responsible decision. It should be a long-lasting commitment; it should be a happy and fulfilling relationship filled with communication, love and respect. People seem to take this commitment all too lightly in today's generation. Teenagers are getting married because they are pregnant, they feel they will never find love again, or because it seems convenient to them at that time....   [tags: Teen Marriage Speech]

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Graduation Speech

- When I was chosen to speak tonight, I thought that as a track athlete it would be appropriate to compare life to a race. Life is a race, a race to each milestone in our lives. Kindergarten through fifth grade we had just entered ourselves into the race called education. We were about to test our strengths and find our weaknesses. The first day of kindergarten we weren't exactly sure what we were in for. Some of us began to write our names and learn to read, while others ate Elmer's glue and pulled little girls' pigtails -- you know who you are....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- Well, this is it, the day all of us have been waiting for has finally arrived. It seems like only yesterday we were picking our noses and flicking them at innocent bystanders or yelling childish phrases like, "Liar, liar, pants on fire!" or, wait, that was yesterday. Never mind. Anyways. What I'm trying to say is the years, have flown by and it's not going to be long before we're in the stands watching our kids graduate. You know, there is a lot more to graduating than leaving Rufus and getting a diploma....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- The great big orange doors. The doors that we have grown so fond of during our four-year stay at Tropics High School -- the cafeteria doors. In an attempt to get to the Commons a split second faster than the person next to you, how many times have you opened those orange doors so hard and fast that you've gone BAM. and heard a response of a groan ... OW. Then in reaction to the yelp, you turn to see a boy with a freshly swollen red spot right in the middle of his forehead. "Sorry," you say with a cheesy grin and you skidaddle away as fast as you possibly can....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- Over the past four years, we have grown from insecure, immature freshmen to successful, focused and confident young adults. This incredible transformation has been the result of our entire high school experience. Everything from that first homecoming game, to late night cramming, to the last dance at prom. These experiences have pulled us together as a class and we have learned to love and respect our fellow classmates. As much as this class has grown together, every one of us has also grown as a unique individual....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- As we sit here this evening, knowing not what lies ahead, but feeling satisfied that we have completed this challenge, we start to wonder. What have we gained from these last 13 years of school. How often have we asked ourselves: Why do we attend school. What do we expect to accomplish. And what do we gain. Questions, whose importance we may not fully understand today, but which have drastically molded our futures. Sure, this path hasn't been the easiest to follow, but we navigated through the complications and tribulations to the point we are at now, and I ask once again, what have we gained....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- 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....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- As you look back on the last four years I'm sure you'll all remember them differently. Some of you will think of them as the best four years of your life and others, the worst. Some of you will think of them as the most fun you've ever had. Some of you will remember the friendships you've created, or all the things you've learned and will carry with you wherever you go. Most of all I think we should remember and be thankful for the fact they've been a relatively safe four years. We've had our share of bumps and bruises, but nothing really major....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- I want all of you graduates to do me a favor and just look around at your fellow classmates for a few seconds and think about the people you know out there and realize: After all of the parties and once all of the euphoria surrounding graduating has subsided, you are not going to see many of these people ever again. I'm sure it's a comforting though to many of you that you will never see me again, and I've come to terms with that. We are all headed in different directions now. Some of us are going to college, whether it be two-year, four-year, in-state, out-of-state, or whatever....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I would like to welcome you to Tomatoville's Class of 2006 graduation ceremony. It is a great honor to be speaking to you all. I would just like to take a couple of minutes to point out some things that I have noticed during my time in high school. I always seem to hear complaints about how teachers don't really care about their students. But I think our staff here in Tomatoville disproves that. All the teachers and administrators seem to genuinely care, especially our counselor, Mr....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- Well, seniors, here we are. It is time for us to "take on the world" as the popular Christian song states. Not only are we going to be responsible for taking on the world in the near future, but we will also be responsible for many, many other things. Just what we need, right. Well, think about it. New college classes, new jobs, new friends, possibly new spouses in the slightly distant future, new rug-rats in the more distant future. I don't know about you, but the idea of the world giving that much responsibility to someone like -- you fill in the blank -- scares me severely....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- Do we look like fortune tellers. Declare a major. Chart a course. Have a burger instead of a dog. What do you want to do when you grow up. There are more forks in the road ahead of us than at the Country Buffet -- and we're asked to choose just one. What is your favorite color. Blue. But are orange and red and puce out of the question. Banished from possibility. Put on the eternal yuck list. It just means that blue works today, but the rest of the rainbow is at our fingertips -- to use later, or not at all....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- Not only are we the class of 2006, but those you see before you now are also the future of our society. Our generation has, thus far, failed to establish the same type of defining characteristic as our predecessors. We are not the Baby Boomers, the Flower Children, or the Generation Xers. Instead, we are the most worldly generation yet to come. There is no doubt that our exposure to a vast array of media has permanently shaped our lives. However, only our futures will tell to what effect. As we look forward into the great "Abyss" that is our future, "Titanic" opportunities surround us....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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