Graduation Speech

1207 words - 5 pages

Ah, life eh? Hello Class of 2012.

There are so many things to say to you. I feel so privileged to get to speak to everyone, and there is so much to say. We have come to this point in our lives that many have come to before us. I almost feel like I have done it already, having watched people grow up and graduate before. But now today it is our turn to really do it. To walk this aisle, to sit in the seats, and to play with these tassels.

It seems like so long ago and it seems like just yesterday, those perils of adolescence. Brier Terrace Middle School, just seething with awkwardness and emotions, was where I spent most of my days, chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool, playing some b-ball outside of my school. One of my most memorable days at Brier was a day my friend Kyle kicked me in the face. We were playing Zebra ball in P.E., probably one of the legendary Mr. Soward's inventions, and I was already out, sitting on the wall waiting for the next round to begin. Kyle was still in the game running around, when he, in an attempt to dodge a ball hurling at him, tried to leap over me, unintentionally kicking me squarely in the face. My glasses broke a little and I was super embarrassed. Kyle had no idea that he did it and kept playing. Casually at lunch later, I told him what happened, as if he would want to know.

It is funny what an impact, literally, our experience in school has made on us and also the impact we have made on them.

Academically, we have achieved much at our school. Every one of us here has accumulated twenty-two Green Terrace High School credits and individually our very own Senior Project. A big pat on the back seems deserved by everyone here for four years of hard work. Some here get a big slap on the back for going above and beyond what was required, earning titles like Student of the Month, or Year, Valedictorian and all those that took AP or running start classes.

In other activities, we have all made names for ourselves. Athletically, many have achieved incredible things. People have gone to state meets and tournaments, lettered in varsity sports and maybe even have been named team captain for a season or two. In our music and drama departments, students have excelled, securing coveted spots in our school's top bands, orchestras and choirs. Some have put their talents to work and gotten the lead in our school plays or been put in charge backstage making entire musicals go smoothly. All of the clubs at school have had students from our class named as presidents, editors or producers. Our class every year has had its very own government, naming people as our president, vice-president and so on.

So much has happened in our lives because of Green Terrace High School and what it has to offer. Individually, something there in that building formed who we are right now and what person we have become.

For everything we have accomplished and made of ourselves, there is so much to say. Our parents, whole...

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