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Graduation Speech

- After four years, we are finally gathered on the steps of what we thought we'd never come to. We are graduating, finally shedding the familiar and embarking on a world of "what's-next?" Despite that, though, today is perhaps most importantly a day to remember our past. In the entire childhood of memories that each of us has accumulated, beginning roughly when we were still young enough to believe braces are cool, some of the most vivid and influential are from this campus. The high school years are mainly those in which a person leaves off building their lives around what they have been shown, and begins to select the path they will take for themselves....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- Success. It is something that everyone wants, but no one knows exactly what it is. Some believe it to be how many friends they have, how nice their car is or even being able to stay awake through graduation. I believe it is something different. I believe that success is determined by what a person does with the gifts and opportunities with which they were blessed. Our times at Powell High School have given us both those gifts and the opportunity. We have been fortunate enough to have several wonderful influences shape us into the people we are today....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- Congratulations Class of 2012 on reaching this milestone in your life. You have fulfilled a quantifiable set of requirements, but what did you really learn. You learned a little something about quadratic equations, how to write the perfect English essay, or the causes of the Civil War. Our most important lessons, however, cannot be recited or written down and turned in for a grade. These lessons involve friendship, hard work, love, and dedication. None of us is really smart enough to go at it alone....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- Today is both an end, and a beginning. After thirteen long years we have finally concluded our Kutztown education. It’s been a bumpy road, filled with defeats, victories, and surprises. We’ve learned a lot along the way, and not just science and math and English, although our teachers have made sure we picked up plenty of that too. Seeing the same people day after day has taught us what friendship is—and isn’t, and we’ve learned that life is not always fair. We’ve also developed some interesting skills, like how to dodge buckets—or freshman—in a crowded hallway on a rainy day....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Knowledge is a Powder Keg, You are the Fuse

- Throughout the often murky and turbulent waters of life, we must set our sails towards the noble goal of just and civil society. On this trip we have only education as our compass whose needle guides us towards our humanity. We cannot assume that we are done with our education now that we enter adulthood. Instead, we must continue to strive towards that noble goal of civilization, by creating an educated and not an ignorant society. Although those who came before us were not perfect, we can learn from them without having to make the same mistakes ourselves....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: We are Prepared for the Challenges that Await Us

- Today completes the chapter of our lives that we have been comfortable with for the past 13 years. High school may be over, but we still have a long exciting way to go in life. From our four-year experience we will take with us the memories, good and bad, and relationships we have made with each other and the County High School staff. From these experiences we have learned and grown and will continue to do so. Growing up and moving on will be a huge part of our lives in the next few months. The decisions we will make come in-part from the choices we have already made....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: In Memory of Those Who Did Not Make It

- Good evening and welcome parents, family, community members, friends, the School Board, faculty, and seniors to the County High School Class of 2012 commencement ceremony. It is a great honor to be able to welcome you here today. Class of 2012, you have worked hard for 12 years; tonight we celebrate your achievements - this night is yours. Congratulations. I have heard that some faculty members have coined the term "survivors" with reference to our graduating class. Indeed, we are survivors and I cannot think of a better term to describe us....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Informative Speech: The Controversy Over the Use of Polygraph Tests

- Title: The Polygraph Thesis: To inform my audience about polygraphs, the polygraph tests, and the controversy of them. Introduction I.     Attention Getter: For more than 15 years, Robert Hanssen had led a double life. In one life he was a 25-year veteran with the FBI who had access to some of the nation’s most-classified information. In his other life, he was a spy for the Russian government. Hannssen’s deception was finally discovered, and in February 2001 he was arrested, and then took a polygraph test which forced him to plead guilty to 15 espionage-related charges....   [tags: Example Informative Speech]

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Graduation Speech: Always Look On The Bright Side of Life

- I have been chosen today to come before you and give some words of encouragement to the graduating class because I am seen as an example of one who has succeeded in school. And yet, I am by no means the only person in our class who has succeeded. Woody Allen once said, “Success is 80 percent showing up” and since all of you have shown up here today and at school for the last 12 years, you all are most of the way there. So what makes up the remaining 20 percent. Not getting all As on your tests, or going to state or winning first prize in a contest....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Standing at the Edge of a New Frontier

- As we gather here today, in the seeming twilight of our too-short times together, we embrace the moment, then set sail upon our separate journeys that will take us to fabulous places presently unknown. Securely anchored in the memory of our past experiences together, we depart cautiously, anxiously from the calm harbor of our present, and set sail with uncertainty toward the distant horizon of our futures. Where this journey will take us, and whether our paths will ever cross again, no one can know for certain....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: We are Blessed to Live in the USA

- Dear fellow students, faculty, friends, and family, My name is Sam Myers and I'm from Albania. Coming here was a great experience for me. I grew up in a poor country where the chances to get a good education were extremely limited. I went to schools with broken windows, and did homework by candlelight because we had no power. I was raised in a simple family by parents who loved me dearly, cared for me, and taught me life values that I carry with me. I wish they were here today. My parents had no educational background and could barely read or write....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: The Best Four Years of My Life!

- Hi, my name is Pat and I would like to start today by thanking the seniors of 2012 for choosing me to speak today. It is truly my honor. You know, it is really strange how quickly time passes, after spending my whole childhood wishing I was an adult, now here we are and it's a little hard to grasp. It feels like just yesterday I was standing here in the same position at eighth grade graduation. Ahh, middle school, such a joyous time for all of us, free of maturity and not a care in the world. The biggest decisions I ever had to make then was deciding which group to stand with at passing time and choosing which shirt from my extensive collection of Stussy and No Feat apparel to wear....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: It's All About the Lives We Touch

- To be honest, I felt daunted by the task of attempting to sum up "the future"; and, what few key points could I focus on that everyone could relate to and take interest in. After a few weeks of thinking about it, the answer struck me—absolutely nothing. With that in mind, the task became easier, for I no longer aimed to impress but to advise, no longer to appease but to guide. The final result was much more personal and thoughtful than I had ever intended. I asked around to my friends, "When you think of the future, what one word pops into your mind first?" One practical senior replied "technology." He is, of course, quite right....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Persuasive Speech: I Should Be the Next Class President

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that I should be the next class President The 16th president Abraham Lincoln once said "Character is like a tree and reputation is like a Shadow. The shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing." I feel like Public School #23 has a character of its own....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Informative Speech: The Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

- Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder. Thesis: Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder is a disorder which involves an obsession with perfection, rules, and organization, which leads to routines and rules for ways of doing things. Organization Pattern: Topical Introduction I. Open with impact: One in every one hundred people are affected by OCPD. Even more are affected by its symptoms. II. Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder is a disorder which involves an obsession with perfection, rules, and organization, which leads to routines and rules for ways of doing things....   [tags: Informative Speech 2014]

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Informative Speech: How to Buy a Running Shoe

- Purpose: To teach people how to buy a running shoe. Introduction:      Has anybody here ever walked into a shoe store looking for a running shoe. You were probably dazed and confused because there were just so many different brands and styles to choose from. Now a days, shoe stores stock their running sections with different brands and styles. If you are one of those people who has not been shoe shopping in years, then prepared to be shocked. Technology and designs of running shoes have changed drastically....   [tags: Example Informative Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: Don't Be Persuaded by Subliminal Advertising

- PURPOSE: To persuade my audience to refuse to be persuaded by subliminal advertising I.     ATTENTION Who here has seen the movie "Fight Club". If you have, you have been exposed to a thing called subliminal messaging. Let me show you a short clip from the movie. [show clip] Okay, raise your hand if you saw the image flash on the screen. For those of you who didn't see it, here it is in slow-motion. [show the image] I noticed three other instances just like that one. That's not even all; there's lots more to watch out for in that movie....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Graduation Speech: I Was a Thrift Store Kid

- I grew up a thrift store kid. We took trips in a beat up station wagon, but I went to school in Shallow Creek. I was considered a little different. We are all different. Later we will find that we are all the same. It will not matter later in life who we were friends with or what clubs we belonged to. It will not matter what our grades were, or what kind of clothes we wore. It will not matter what kind of cars our parents drove. It will not matter what our dreams were, but what dreams we accomplish....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Funny Graduation Speech: Let Me Out of Here!

- First of all, I'd like to welcome all the parents, relatives and friends, on behalf of the senior class. It has been a long, hard road to graduation and I know your presence here is greatly appreciated. My job as salutatorian is to reminisce on our past here at County High, a past that reads like a script of a soap opera. What an interesting four years it has been. I know I'm not alone when I think back to freshman year and remember the first time I stepped out onto our football field ... oh wait, never mind....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Leaving the Coolest Place on Earth

- When I was in middle school, I thought high school was the coolest place on earth. The kids who went to high school took real classes, like English instead of block. They studied history, not social studies. And their science classes had recognizable names like biology or chemistry, not Fast I and Fast II. They could drive; they could see R-rated movies. They got seven minute passing periods and pop machines. The last four years have not been one cool experience after another, like I imagined in middle school....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Show the World Your True Self

- There was a time when I dreaded going to high school. During the weeks before I started my freshman year, all I could picture were mazes of hallways and classrooms, unfamiliar faces of students and teachers, and upperclassmen who loved to torture frightened freshmen. Fortunately, my visions were exaggerated. I soon got into the swing of things in high school. I figured out which teachers really did give you detention if you were late to class, which classmates were safe and those I didn't want as my lab partners....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: I Am Crowd Member No. 5

- Well, my fellow graduates, this is really it. We are all probably feeling mixed emotions right now. Some feeling sweet relief that it is finally done, over, and finished. Maybe a twinge of sadness and nostalgia because pretty much all you have known for a good majority of your life has come to an end. I am sure by now we have all heard that question, "What are you going to do after high school?" Some of you do have definite plans and know exactly what you are going to be doing. But, if you are anything like me, you have probably rolled quite a few things around in your head and you have a pretty good idea of what you might do....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Christ is Still the Only Way

- For the last 18 years or so, we have been influenced and directed by parents, teachers, and other authority figures. We have been told when to get up, when to work, when to play, when to eat, sleep, come home, go out, etc., etc., etc. Now we are moving on. As we do, let me remind you of two principles we have been taught, the principle of freedom and the principle of success. As adults, a whole new world of personal freedom awaits us. Freedom is a wonderful gift. It is similar to a coin with two sides....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Measure Your Success by Your Relationships

- Raoul Wallenberg, a man who saved thousands from the horrors of the Holocaust, told the story of a Rabbi and the lesson that he taught to his young learners. The Rabbi asked the young boys the following question: When is it that night turns into day. One boy offered that perhaps it was when he was on his way home from a friend's house, and he could see the sun coming up over the top of his house in the distance. The Rabbi kindly replied that no, that was not it. Another boy suggested that perhaps it was when he was in the forest, and he could see the sun coming through the tops of the trees above him....   [tags: Free Graduation Speech]

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Graduation Speech: God Has a Plan for You

- In "Surprised By Joy," C.S. Lewis tells of a mistake that he had observed regarding joy or what he calls "thrills." Lewis realized that what he had first thought to be joy, was actually not joy at all because it began to fade away. He had assumed that he was seeking after the "thrill" itself. He says, "And there lies the deadly error. Only when your whole attention and desire are fixed on something else ... does the 'thrill' arise. It is a by-product. Its very existence presupposes that you desire not it but something other and outer." He realized that when he focused his attention on obtaining the "thrill" of joy, that he was actually focused on himself....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: I Am Stronger in the Lord

- As I come to this place in my life I cannot help but think about Lincoln's Farewell Address at Springfield. In many ways it parallels my feelings in graduating from Gilmore Christian School. This is from President Lincoln's address written Feb. 11, 1861: "No one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feelings of sadness at this parting. To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything. Here I have lived a quarter of a century, and have passed from young to an old man. Here my children have been born and one is buried....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: It's All About the Good Times

- As we leave the comfort and familiarity of our home, school and community, we are vulnerably subjected to a wide array of new experiences. We are happy to be graduating but at the same time sad to leave our friends and nervous for what's ahead. Advice is the key necessity in this time of change, and who better to listen to than the peers who have been by our side for the past 13 years of schooling and are going through the same thing as you are right now. I asked many of you, the students of the class of 2012, this question, "If you could tell the senior class one thing at graduation, what would it be?" Take a moment to listen to their answers and advice as we branch out and go our separate...   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Give as You Have Never Received.

- As we look back on our past we inevitably lose sight of our future, yet as we gaze into the future it seems so difficult to enjoy the present. Some say that we should live for the moment but they're so commonly the ones always whining about the unforeseen. Other say to live for a purpose, they seem inevitably to mean that you should neglect what's truly important in life in the name of money, power and fame. Uncle Sam says to live for your country, but that seems so commonly synonymous with dying for it, and if you do, you are a hero in my eyes....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Use Your Strengths to Help Others

- Wow. 12 years of hard work, 12 years of perseverance, 12 years of dedication. A great king once said, "The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man is he who listens to counsel." We each have mentors in our life who give us this counsel. What we choose to do with it determines if we are considered foolish or wise. Naturally, we tend to think we are always right, and even on the occasions when we are right, there is always something to learn from a second opinion. Take just a second to think back over the last 18 years of your life....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Tonight We Cross the Finish Line

- Congratulations, County High Class of 2012, our thirteen-year marathon is over. Some of you may know I am a distance runner, part of an immensely successful cross-country and distance track program. We were fourth at the state cross-country championships, and we are the best senior boys team in the state. My involvement in athletics truly linked me with our school and granted me friends whom I will remember for a lifetime. One of the most important aspects of my time in high school was getting involved....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Persuasive Speech: Frivolous Lawsuits Are Out of Control

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that frivolous lawsuits are out of control in America Introduction: A. Attention Getter 1. We've all heard the story about the woman who spilled scalding hot coffee on herself and then successfully sued McDonald's. But we've also heard reports of burglars suing homeowners after injuring themselves during a robbery. Most of us laugh off these stories as urban legends made to show the ridiculousness of frivolous lawsuits, but you might be surprised, however by how many of these are true....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: We Must Control Air Pollution

- PURPOSE: To persuade my audience that we must take action now to control air pollution The topic I have chosen for today is something we all take for granted-the air. Most of us hardly ever think about it. It's just something we take for granted. But the air we breathe carries pollutants that can be bad for our health. People with sensitivities, like those who have asthma, or the elderly, and also athletes are especially vulnerable to unhealthy levels of air pollution....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Graduation Speech: God has Blessed Us Richly

- As springtime fades to summer and my years in high school draw to a final end, I have often felt within me a gentle beckoning to moments of quiet and thoughtful repose. Here memories of times long past, of friends new and old, of dreams born and forgotten, of affections kindled and discarded so deluge my mind that I am thoroughly overwhelmed by their sweetness so curiously mingled with their sorrow. Then often I turn to gaze pensively at the future, clouded and unsure, yet gloriously bright with hope and expectation....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Nothing is Accomplished Without Risk

- I would like to begin by saying that I am honored to be able to stand before you tonight as a representative of my class, a great class, the class of 2012. I remember starting kindergarten and looking at high school with such awe. It was almost a dream. Each year I took a step closer, but it always seemed so far away. And yet tonight, I stand up here representing the realization of that dream. We have done it. No, really, think about it for a second, we have achieved the biggest, most anticipated event of our lives....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: We Are First Nations Peoples

- I am honored to stand and speak to you this evening. I am very proud to be a part of the first graduating class for the Gaylord Heritage school. We thank the staff at the Heritage school, the Gaylord Tribes, our families and our community. I thought about what I would say for a long time and than I remembered what my grandparents taught me about life. My grandparents and family talked to me about education. My dad told me a story about an elder who was very proud of his new toolbox filled with tools....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Reach for What You Want

- Life is a big store, a market. Now, before you tune out, let me explain this strange analogy. You'll get what I'm saying What do people do in life. They do what they want to do. They spend life trying to get what they want. Whether that's possessions, wisdom, fame, fortune or simply survival, people everywhere right now are living life getting what they want. You're probably thinking: Hey, what about those people that spend their lives serving others or serving God. Think about it some more. Let's say that a guy wants salvation, he's going to spend his life attaining salvation....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Sit Down and Shut Up

- Hi everyone, and congratulations to all the seniors for successfully completing the first phase of your life. We are all now independent and must look to the future. Everyone will go their separate ways, whether that be attending college, getting a job or traveling the world. While the members of our senior class may be taking drastically different paths, one goal is common to us all. That goal is to achieve success. There is not a person graduating today who does not want to succeed in the rest of their life, at least I hope not....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: I'm Ready for High School

- Wow, three years have passed and the last day is just as long as the first. Three years of hard discipline and learning to get used to homework every night. Three years of standing on the front steps waiting for my parents and saying goodbye to my teachers. I never thought the goodbye might be permanent. 6th grade came and I was looking up at those giant 8th graders, and now I guess I’m one of them. 6th grade, and I was saying hello, and now 8th grade has come and it’s gone from introductions to goodbyes as my last days as a middle school student wind down....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: I Will Miss You All!

- It's only been two years here, and I have grown to love this school. It's funny because when my dad told me about Tates Creek High School (TC) I begged him not to make me go there. It just didn't sound interesting. I felt like I wouldn't belong and I figured that I wouldn't get along with any of the teachers, but boy was I wrong. I never thought that TC would have changed me, and get my life back on track. First of all, everyone is always complaining about the uniforms, but I love them. All I have to do is throw it on in the morning....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Persuasive Speech: We Must Fight Homelessness

-      Specific Purpose:           To persuade my audience to help fight homelessness            Central Idea:           With more help for the homeless we can make America better for everyone      Attention      I. Imagine for a moment that you're not in this classroom. A. Instead your outside, but you not walking to class or your dorm, your living there.           B. Imagine for a moment that you yourself are homeless.                1. You have no shelter                2. When it rains your wet                3....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech ]

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Graduation Speech: Building County High School

- When I first began school in this district at County Junior High in seventh grade, I had no idea that I, along with my classmates, would have the privilege of building the New High School. Of course I don't mean the physical, brick-by-brick building; I mean the building of High School's spirit, the tradition of pride and achievement that permeates every brick, every part of our school. I had no idea what impact we would have in both the academic and athletic realms. Our group activities have fought for and won honors that can be envied by every other school....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Celebrate Your Unique Qualities

- Welcome to all of you who have come to share this special evening with us. My name is John and I am a member of the graduating class of 2012. Standing here tonight is a surprise to me and to many who knew me. At one point, after making some mistakes and losing my sense of self, I dropped out of school. With my parents’ urging me, I enrolled at Alternative High School. I came to this school with the hope that I’d graduate on time. I knew that I would have to change, so I set goals to achieve perfection and I achieved it....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Lift Up Your Eyes

- Here, in this day’s waning light, we are gathered to commemorate the graduation of County High School’s Class of 2012; and as this evening’s setting sun descends beyond our horizon, the sun is, moreover, setting on our tenure as students at County High School. Just as day gives way to night, high school must give way to a new phase of life, one that introduces an abundance of responsibilities and brings with it enormous possibilities. Alexander Graham Bell once stated, "When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us." In this momentous transition from high school to college, vocation...   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Make Your Own Rules

- Good evening my name is Ben Rood I would like to share with you something that Michael Konda once said: "The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own." I couldn't agree more. I am standing here today because for the last four years I have unknowingly followed this advice. It started my freshman year when I was in the right place at the right time. Due to the overcrowding here at AHS the Microsoft Windows NT class was changed to an after-school class....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: We Must Give Back!

- When I was asked to be your commencement speaker I figured it was my responsibility to say something so significant that it would help you make sense of what you have experienced over the last two years. I figured that I should answer one of life's great mysteries that you may have been confused about. And I am prepared to do that today. The question is, we have been dealing with them, writing papers about them, but what in the world are these Learning Outcomes anyway. And why have you made us study them....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: God, Grant Me Wisdom

- The year is 2038. I, Bob Millings, am a retired multi-millionare relaxing on the porch of my beach house on the Northshore of Oahu in the Hawaii Islands. Having already earned my millions from selling the hundreds of Ichiro cards that I amassed throughout the past 20 years, I have nothing else better to do than lay on my beach chair and soak up the rays. Suddenly a flock of seagulls (yes, seagulls fly in flocks) crosses my line of vision, and a tear comes to my eye. Oh, how that magnificent bird reminds me of the best four years of my life at County High School, the home of the Seagulls....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: May You Have Enough

- Martin Luther King Jr. 1929-1968. Mother Theresa 1910-1997. Albert Einstein 1879-1955. All of these people are not remembered for their birth or death dates, but rather what they did with their dash. The dash that goes between their birth and death dates on their headstones. The dash that says what a person has accomplished in their life. The dash that takes up so little space, but holds so much meaning. What will you do with your dash. Will your dash be one of accomplishment, of success, of compassion, of love, of happiness....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Take Off Your Masks

- What an honor to be standing here tonight as a representative of the Class of 2012. It's truly remarkable. We have all worked very hard to complete this part of our journey. I want to thank my kids Laddie, and Mate. And especially Ron, my loving companion. Without the support of our families, friends, fellow-classmates, instructors and staff, we wouldn't have made it this far. Let's show 'em our appreciation. These three certificates I'm receiving tonight represent a lot more to me than achievement of success....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Our Next Big Climb

- Class of 2012, we've finally made it, but not without the help of our parents, teachers and mentors along the way. Maybe what they did for us was that they were a good rudder and we're the ship, and they got us to the sea where we remember who we are. Because we all get in that fog, where we forget who we are or what we're about, we get overwhelmed. I mean I've been there plenty of times in my life. But we're not going to remember most of our lives until the end. But we will remember certain moments....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Always Follow Your Dreams

- I'd like to start out by saying that I am truly honored to speak here today and thank you to my class for choosing me. From the day I first stepped into the learning world of Mrs. Jacobson's kindergarten class spotting tons of building blocks and crayons until the day I walked out of Mr. Fulton's class with memories of burning gummy bears and rubber corks stuck in his ceiling, the majority of my life has been consumed by school. I thought it would never end. Do you know how long we've been in school....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: Dedicated to Our Soldier-Parents

- Eighteen years ago 134 young souls breathed life for the first time. We all have come from different places with no way of knowing that one day we would all end up being on the same stage together. Unlike most of the Class of 2012 in the States none of us here went to elementary school together, or middle school, or even all of high school. We come from a very different life experience than most. Most of us have never been the same place for more than a few years. That's only one of the many differences we have with our peers stateside....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech: I Can Do Anything

- I needed a change. I was bored at my old school. I was working hard, but I was bored. I had been with the same kids and teachers since I was five years old. I don't really remember why I chose to come to Tates Creek (TC), but I had heard about it because our French class had pen pals here. My mom and I looked into the school and decided it would be a good fit for me. TC looked like a great school. Coming to TC was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Now, I like coming to school. I use to hate having to go to class and get lectured all day....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Persuasive Speech: Everyone Should Donate Blood

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience to donate blood Introduction: I. Imagine your father has just suffered a heart attack and must undergo open-heart surgery in order to repair the damage. II. Imagine your little nephew or niece baby was born with a heart defect and required daily transfusions of blood in order to have a chance at survival. III. Imagine your best friend has just been diagnosed with leukemia, a disease requiring regular transfusions of platelets. IV. Not very nice images are they, but these things happen and unfortunately some of you may even have experienced them already....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Speech Recognition

- Speech recognition is the process by which the computer uses special software that enables the computer to take in what is said by a specific human or humans and be able to translate it in computer language so that the computer could now act on the instructions given to it. Just like clicking with your mouse, typing on your keyboard, or pressing a key on the phone keypad provides input to an application, speech recognition allows you to provide input by talking. Speech is basically just another user interface, an input method, like using a mouse or a keyboard....   [tags: Language ]

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Speech Recognition

- Speech recognition is the act of a computer listening to what you are saying and converting it to written text. This may seem like a very simple task to do, knowing that computers are astonishingly fast and powerful but this is quite the contrary. Most recognition software can achieve between 98% to 99% accuracy if operated under optimal conditions. Optimal conditions assume that users have speech characteristics which match the training data, can achieve proper speaker adaptation, and work in a clean noise environment (e.g....   [tags: Information Technology]

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Wheeling Speech

- By the time Joseph McCarthy gave his Lincoln day speech the Red Scare in America was on full blast. Just a year prior to the speech the Soviets had successfully tested a nuclear bomb and China fell to the communists. There were problems both internationally with the Soviet incursion into Eastern Europe and domestically with Soviet spies in the United States. On February 9th 1950 this Senator from Wisconsin took advantage of the opportunity at his speech to the Republicans Women’s Club of Wheeling, West Virginia....   [tags: U.S. History]

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The Freedom of Speech

- A long, long time ago our fore fathers sat down and drafted the most influential document of our lives as Americans, The Constitution. In this historical guideline for a free society the first Amendment deals with what they thought was a main need in our society that did not necessarily exist in other cultures at that time. This main need was free speech. Since this document was put into place, the issue of free speech has been heatedly debated among the common public, big business, and worldwide industries....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Freedom Of Speech

- The founders of the United States government tried to protect our liberty by assuring a free press, to gather and publish information without being under control or power of another, in the First Amendment to the Constitution. We are not very protected by this guarantee, so we concern ourselves on account of special interest groups that are fighting to change the freedom of expression, the right to freely represent individual thoughts, feeling and views, in order to protect their families as well as others....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Free Speech

- When you think about America, the first thing that comes to mind is liberty. Liberty of the government and its citizens is one thing that colonists exceedingly desired during the British oppressive regime. When United States gained independence, the Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution of the Unites States, a document that has been governing our country for more than 200 years. The constitution was drafted accordingly to ensure that people’s opinions were heard. What our Founding Fathers could not foresee is that in our 21st century, The Freedom of Speech not only gives a person such a massive power, but also an opinion even if it is immoral and goes against citizens’ values....   [tags: The First Amendment]

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Claudius' Speech

- William Shakespeare’s Hamlet revolves around Hamlet’s quest to avenge his father’s murder. Claudius’ first speech as King at the beginning of Scene 2, Act 1 introduces the themes of hierarchy, incest and appearance versus reality and plays the crucial role of revealing Claudius’ character as part of the exposition. The audience is left skeptical after Horatio’s questioning of King Hamlet’s ghost in the first scene of the play. By placing Claudius’ pompous speech immediately after the frightening appearance of Hamlet’s ghost, Shakespeare contrasts the mournful atmosphere in Denmark to the fanfare at the palace and makes a statement about Claudius’ hypocrisy....   [tags: Plays]

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Freedom of Speech

- Imagine a time when one could be fined, imprisoned and even killed for simply speaking one’s mind. Speech is the basic vehicle for communication of beliefs, thoughts and ideas. Without the right to speak one’s mind freely one would be forced to agree with everything society stated. With freedom of speech one’s own ideas can be expressed freely and the follower’s belief will be stronger. The words sound so simple, but without them the world would be a very different place. Without the right to speak freely one would not be able to debt, nor would one be able to receive full coverage on world issues....   [tags: First Amendment Essays]

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Freedom of Speech

- Freedom of Speech Freedom of speech is something that, traditionally, has been unique to the United States. In fact, it was one of the founding principles of our country. It was the group of repressed colonists that decided that they would no longer accept the fact that they were not allowed to speak out against the throne. They decided that they would not accept not being able to denounce the Church of England. And on July 4, 1776, what could be seen as one of the boldest forms of speech ever ensured that never again would American's be subject to the harsh regulation of Great Britain....   [tags: Censorship Rights Essays]

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Freedom of Speech

- Freedom of Speech   What is "Freedom of Speech"?  Finding out is my mission. Webster's defines "freedom" as: the condition of being free of restraints; exemption from the arbitrary exercise of authority in the performance of a specific action; civil liberty; exemption from unpleasant or onerous conditions; the capacity to exercise choice; free will; a right or the power to engage in certain actions without control or interference. Webster's also defines "speech" as: the faculty or act of speaking; the faculty or act of expressing or describing thoughts, feelings or perceptions by the articulation of words; vocal communication, conversation....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]

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Freedom of Speech

- Freedom of Speech In a society where the media creates stereotypes, showcases imperfect celebrities as role models, and often hurts more than helps the public with its mad rush for ratings, musical expression is an indicator of the times, not a cause of crimes. If Ice-T's violent and degrading song is offensive, it is because the listeners ask for offensive. They want to rebel, to shock the world, and musical artists are more than willing to help them out. The problems of broken homes, misled teens, and a culture too reliant on its own powers and not enough on God are therefore reflected in the type of music it listens to....   [tags: Papers]

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freedom of speech

- “ Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press” -First Amendment, U.S. Constitution. According to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, one of the basic principles our country is based on is the freedom of speech. Because of this, as eras and ages have passed in this still young and growing country, this amendment has had a greater use then stated, as to just insure a citizen of this right; rather it is used and many times directed towards individuals who have suffered great injustices and forms of oppression in the nation and their strive for liberation....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Freedom of Speech

- Freedom Of Speech Do you think swearing is right. Well everybody in the world does it either its addressing it to someone, threatening someone, or even just saying it for no reason. Freedom of speech is important because it gives a person a chance to express themselves freely without having to get in trouble or anything. People around the world listen to swearing almost everyday. There are sometimes that you can get in trouble for saying what you want (I.e. threatening someone for there life). If you were to threaten someone for there life, you will get arrested....   [tags: Argument Argumentative Persuasive]

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Speech

- Speech is not just someone’s written or voiced opinions but it is also the way that person tries to express his or her ideas or believes using other meanings. Gestures, signs, paintings, photos, etc…are different forms of speech. Our government guarantees free speech but not that anyone can make speech at any time, at any place, and talk about anything. Then this country could be an awful place to live. Imagine that loud noise from speakers and subwoofers from cars that are driven through your neighborhood at two o’clock in the morning; people who stop you in the middle of the road on your way to go to work just to beg for some spare changes or try to sell their products; and that your priv...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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- Introduction: I know the majority of you in the class have seen a customized vehicle driving on the streets. But how many of you actually know what it takes to create a custom car/truck. My guess is not too many of you. It takes an enormous amount of patience and time. It just does not happen over the course of one night. There is an extensive amount of money involved in customizing a car. Last but not least it takes careful thought and consideration on planning on what is going to be done to the vehicle....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hate Speech

- Hatespeech Hate Speech and the People who use it Hate speech; is this the type of speech that the First Amendment protects. Should this type of speech be defended. If this type of speech is censored on college campuses, have the students lost their right to the First Amendment. What kind of damage does hate speech cause physical and emotional. Who does hate speech affect. Is hate speech protected by the first amendment. According to Charles R. Lawrence III, it is not. “When racist speech takes the form of face-to-face insults, catcalls, or other assaultive speech aimed at an individual or small group of persons, it falls directly within the “fighting words” exception to First Amendment p...   [tags: essays papers]

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Speech Recognition

- Speech Recognition Nowadays, computer systems play a major role in our lives. They are used everywhere beginning with homes, offices, restaurants, gas stations, and so on. Nonetheless, for some, computers still represent the machine they will never know how to use. Communicating with a computer is done using a keyboard or a mouse, devices many people are not comfortable using. Speech recognition solves this problem and destroys the boundaries between humans and computers. Using a computer will be as easy as talking with your friend....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays]

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Speech Recognition

- Speech Recognition Speech recognition is a computer application that lets people control a computer by speaking to it. In other words, rather than using a keyboard and mouse to communicate with the computer, the user speaks commands into a microphone that is connected to a computer. By speaking into the microphone, users can do two things. First, they can tell their computers to execute some commands such as open a document, save changes, delete a paragraph, even move the cursor,­ all without touching a key....   [tags: Technology Computers Essays]

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Speech Perception

- Speech Perception Speech perception is the ability to comprehend speech through listening. Mankind is constantly being bombarded by acoustical energy. The challenge to humanity is to translate this energy into meaningful data. Speech perception is not dependent on the extraction of simple invariant acoustic patterns in the speech waveform. The sound's acoustic pattern is complex and greatly varies. It is dependent upon the preceding and following sounds (Moore, 1997). According to Fant (1973), speech perception is a process consisting of both successive and concurrent identification on a series of progressively more abstract levels of linguistic structure....   [tags: Papers]

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Free Speech

- The Constitution of the United States states in its First Amendment that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances" (Funk & Wagnalls 162). This Amendment guarantees each person of free speech. Does this mean that a person can stand in the middle of the street and yell anything he wants....   [tags: essays research papers]

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hate speech

- Filtered Freedom Hate speech is often misunderstood because it can be classified as either careless or intentionally hurtful. Many people interpret careless statements as acts of aggression, but with good reason. It would be false to say that the freedom of speech has never been manipulated to inflict damage upon others. Questions have been risen of what hate speech is and if it should be allowed to be viewed by public access. Alan M. Dershowitz delivers an enumerative definition of the term by asserting all speech that criticizes another’s race, religion, gender, ethnicity, appearance, class, physical or mental capabilities, or sexual preference....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Speech Analysis

- This short paper will discuss my analysis of the Informative Speech I gave in class. I will cover posture, voice – volume and distinction, eye contact, and overall analysis. Posture At the beginning of my speech I think my posture was good. However, I do think it had is weaknesses. I stood straight and didn’t move around for example. I could have used my movements and better posture to get a more knowledgeable perception to the audience. I had my back towards the audience on the left of me when I was pointing at things on the slide show....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Public Speech

- Public Speech 1. To give a good speech you must adapt your speech to your audience. There are two steps in the adaptaion process. First, there is preparation before the speech. This is done may times by having your audience fill out an audience analysis form, this will give you the demographics on your audience and allow you to adapt your speech accordingly. The second part of adapting your speech is during the speech. This is done by paying attention to your audience while you are giving the speech....   [tags: Papers]

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Speech Analysis

- This is the speech delivered by President Bill Clinton at the annual White House prayer breakfast on Friday, September 11, 1998, to an audience of more than 100 ministers, priests and other religious leaders. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was also in attendance. The speech, written in long hand by the president, was delivered at the beginning of a day of tremendous political and personal turmoil surrounding the publication of the first report to Congress by Independent Counsel Ken Starr. The Starr Report, published on the Internet about 2 p.m....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Free Speech

- Free Speech “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” These words were spoken by Benjamin Franklin, one of our nation’s founding fathers, when the United States was still a newly independent country. Free speech, which is defined as the right to express any opinion in public without censorship or restraint by the government, is a subject that is still present in the minds of many people today. At one extreme of the spectrum is a group of folks that do not care the slightest bit about free speech issues and at another end is a group of people who will vehemently fight to protect their right to free speech....   [tags: Liberty Rights Papers Internet Censorship]

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- FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION--SPEECH AND PRESS Adoption and the Common Law Background Madison's version of the speech and press clauses, introduced in the House of Representatives on June 8, 1789, provided: 'The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak, to write, or to publish their sentiments; and the freedom of the press, as one of the great bulwarks of liberty, shall be inviolable.'1 The special committee rewrote the language to some extent, adding other provisions from Madison's draft, to make it read: 'The freedom of speech and of the press, and the right of the people peaceably to assemble and consult for their common good, and to apply to the Government for re...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Speech Community

- Speech Community Contribution There is an infinite amount of chat rooms available on the internet and each one can be defined as its own speech community. I have chosen to analyze a chat room that is devoted to the hit Fox reality show, American Idol. The transcript used was from a chat session that occurred at 10:00 PM on March 27, 2005. This online chat room seemed to be the source of a continuous flow of opinionated statements regarding the television show. Due to the anonymity of the internet, members of the many speech communities within are uneasily identified....   [tags: essays research papers]

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