Graduation Speech

1127 words - 5 pages

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of High School

When I think of my past four years of school, I have a lot of memories, more good than bad. I've been trying to think of what I have learned in high school and what has meant the most to me. A lot of people that I have met along the way have left me with pieces of wisdom. I am guilty of having a one-track mind, and sometimes that has hindered me from fully benefiting from all the wisdom I have been given. But, I try my best to see other's reasoning for things and their point of view, though at times I find it very difficult. I am young, and sometimes claim to know it all, but at least I'm honest, right? So, back to what I have learned and tried to apply to my daily life.

The Importance of Setting Goals

Taking Responsibility for Your Actions

Using Mistakes to Build a Bright Future

Finding Inspiration in the World Around You

Never Giving Up On a Dream

The Golden Rule (Do Unto Others ... )

Never Forgetting Your Morals and Beliefs

Focussing on the Important Things in Life
I know all too well how important it is to set goals. I feel so overwhelmed sometimes when I set goals, but when I have accomplished them, it is such a rewarding feeling, that I strive to set more and always want to beat out my last accomplishment. I love to work hard, because I feel like I am doing everything in my power to be the best I can be.

Taking responsibility for your actions can be such a tough thing to do, and pride and lack of energy can sometimes get in the way. Whether it was the time I needed to "fess" up to breaking our TV or paying for my mom's car to get fixed, when I kind of crashed it into another car when I was parking. It sucked to be as honest as possible, I didn't want to tell my parents I broke the TV or tell them about my mom's car, but after I did I felt better, and I felt liked I gain a little (not money) when I had to be responsible and pay for what I did.

Using your daily mistakes to help you out in the future, well, I know I make plenty of mistakes that I should be learning lots, every day. I think though if a person were to go through life and not make any mistakes, well they wouldn't get through life now would they? Through your mistakes you learn to relate to people and you grow, so to me it seems like a win-win situation.

The world is such an amazing place, and I have barely made a dent in what I have seen of the world. Outside of Washington I have been to Oregon, Idaho, California, Utah, England, France, Portugal, Spain , and Morocco, Africa. What I have seen I love. Even little ol' Sexton, it's a cool place and I have a lot of memories here that I will always keep with me. To say that I haven't been inspired in some way from the surrounding world would be a lie. I love to go camping, go to the beach, or just...

Find Another Essay On Graduation Speech

Graduation Speech

1014 words - 4 pages Ladies, gentlemen, parents, friends, family, staff, fellow students: Instead of taking up more time and reading my speech, it is available to you at http://www.olen’s_speech.com. Thank you. No, just kidding. But seriously folks... Today we are gathered here to celebrate our graduation from 12 long years of schooling. The education granted to us has been a privilege. One so graciously given to us by the citizens of our state, by

Graduation Speech

633 words - 3 pages I would like to thank all of you for coming on such short notice. After all, 18 years hardly seems like enough time to prepare for graduation. In fact, as I stand up here and looking at all of my classmates, I wonder if I am ready to graduate. But I know that high school has merely been an appetizer in the seven course meal that we call life. And for all of you that know me -- family, friends and teachers -- you know that I have a great

Graduation Speech

547 words - 2 pages When they were trying to find someone to give this speech they first asked the most intelligent, smart person they could find. But she turned them down. So then they asked the most beautiful, lovely, attractive person they could find. She also turned them down. Next they asked the nicest, sweetest, kindest, most sincere person they could find. Then I decided it would be rude to turn them down three times in a row, so here I am. How many

Graduation Speech - 878 words

878 words - 4 pages "Some people come into our lives and quietly go. Some stay for a while And leave footprints on our hearts And we are never the same again." As I prepared this speech, this quote came to mind as I realized how many of you have left footprints on my heart over the past four years. I have may wonderful memories that I will cherish forever. I remember embarrassing moments when a teacher misunderstood what I said, and then my classmates

Graduation Speech - 1063 words

1063 words - 4 pages so artsy and everyone here is so nice. I just felt I should point out that we have one of the greatest states in the United States. The beauty of doing a graduation speech is you get to say what ever you want. I thought that was going to be easy but, as I look back through the four years of high school the only time I wrote something was when I was assigned it. So you would think such a young thriving mind would take advantage of this and

Graduation Speech by Faculty

680 words - 3 pages you step. Step with great care and great tact And remember that Life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So ... get on your way! What I just recited was a selection from "Oh, The Places You'll Go!", a graduation speech as prepared by

College or Univeristy Graduation Speech

792 words - 3 pages enjoy it… what would you want to hear?" And these several people all had the same reply, "Don’t be boring." So, that was a really big help. I refuse to start out with some sort of typical, "My fellow graduates…" introduction, and I’ll be gosh-darned if I start with a quote, like, "As Shakespeare once said…".. Basically, I realized that I’m walking away with a degree in Physics, and I cannot compose a simple graduation speech. Someone needs to

College or University Graduation Speech

922 words - 4 pages —through countries, and communities, and schools that are divided and diverse and marked by difference—so I know how challenging and uncomfortable and sometimes exhausting that process can be—but I also know that it is remarkably rewarding, and powerful, but most of all, necessary. I know that graduation speeches are notorious for trying to impart grand messages on a sea of overwhelmed and overheated people, but since this is the first speech of

Graduation Speech: Many Chapters Yet to Write

748 words - 3 pages The fairy tales that forever touch the strings of the human heart have one thing in common: a happy ending. For dramatic effect, the speech you are about to hear begins with one. When we dare to venture into the past to find inspiration for the future, we are inevitably bound to face the moments we’d much sooner forget. Our repeated experience has shown that we are more inclined to find profundity in our seconds of misery and suffering than

Graduation Speech - 642 words

642 words - 3 pages Writing this commencement speech for you tonight was hands-down one of the most stressful things I have ever done. For days, I toiled over what to speak about, worried that as you sat there anxious to graduate I would bore you, or say the wrong thing. I tried to write a witty and funny speech designed to entertain you, but a lack of ability ultimately forced me to give up. This speech is the culmination of hours of brainstorming, three rejected

Graduation Speech - 673 words

673 words - 3 pages , found the right classes and the right teachers. We all made new friends. We all got involved in something. During my freshman year, innocence surrounded me and although eventually my shell would crack, not until this year have I broken through. This year I decided that it is time to soar on my own. Graduation is the beginning of a new flight for all of us, the class of 1997. Confucius once said, "Our greatest glory is not in never failing but

Similar Essays

Graduation Speech 1120 Words

1120 words - 4 pages Students, faculty, family, friends, on this exciting day, I speak to optimism, laughter, and grins. As I was gathering input for this graduation speech, several people suggested including a profound quote offering “encouraging advice to the young graduates”, and then there were others who said, “eh don’t worry about it, no one listens to those anyway.” Fortunately, I was actually able to take from both suggestions and found a happy balance

Graduation Speech 892 Words

892 words - 4 pages envelope the rest of my life as a result of it. Whenever I can’t figure out how the pump works at the gas station, I’ll hear, “And you were valedictorian?” If I try to pull on a door that says push, it will be, “You were valedictorian?” Get caught picking my nose on the jumbo-tron at a baseball game, and the jeers will assault me: “Hey, jackass, were you really valedictorian?” The purpose of a graduation speech, as it has been laid out before

Graduation Speech 698 Words

698 words - 3 pages It is probably a mistake that I am standing here giving a speech for graduation. In fact it is probably a mistake that I am even graduating from this school at all -- believe me, just as most people in this class I have tested the limits of attendance, of sleeplessness, and of procrastination. At the beginning of my high schooling, I was even testing dropping out ... and if that wasn't a mistake, I don't know what was. After four years of Starr

Graduation Speech 824 Words

824 words - 3 pages Good evening parents, teachers, honored guests and soon to be graduates. My name is Ed Burrower, I'm the senior class president. A few weeks ago, I was told that I would be speaking at graduation. I was asked to put together a speech for tonight -- I've become experienced at speech writing over the past couple of weeks. The speech that you are hearing is the fourth one I've written, the recycle bin needs to be emptied at home and I need a new
Free Episode Download | Hannibal | Watch now!