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Graduation: A Defining Moment

– Graduation is an exciting time in a person’s life, especially a high school graduation. When I think of family and friends gathering together to celebrate a joyous occasion, I feel I accomplished my strongest goal. It never occurred to me that graduation would be the end of my youth and the start of adulthood. Graduating from high school was an influential event that gave me an altered outlook on my existence. Life before graduation, preparing for graduation day, and commencement day overwhelmed me for reality….   [tags: Personal Narrative, Graduation Day]


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Graduation Day

– For most people their graduation day is one of the best days of their lives. No more high school, and for some it means that they are now able to move out on their own and embark on the independent journey of college. In my case my graduation day started out to be a great day but turned out to be one of the worst. It is almost as if I wish I never had a ceremony. If there wasn’t graduation ceremony there wouldn’t have been an accident. On June 13, 2011, I woke up a happy and excited 17 year old for it was my graduation day and that meant no more high school, no more nagging teachers, and no more drama….   [tags: Personal Narrative, High School Graduation]


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Graduation Speech: No Day But Today

– Mrs. Meke told me never to start a paper with a dictionary definition, but it only seemed fitting to site Merriam Webster today. Graduation is the act of acceptance of an academic degree or diploma. Never have Merriam and Webster been more off their mark. Graduation is much more than a simple ceremony, it is the culmination of 12 years of work, friendships, and the little moments that still make us smile. High school was more than its name leads you to believe. It wasn’t just school, it taught us a whole lot more than how to write a good essay, who laid the foundation for communism, and why we all should despise geometry proofs….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Personal Narrative – Graduation Day

– Graduation Day It was one of the most exciting and nerve racking days of our lives. Although we were finally leaving high school, the feeling of being unsure didn’t go away. The whole day was full of practicing for the big moment when the entire class graduated on to a new beginning. All the girls wore shiny bright red robes and the guys were dressed in a shiny navy blue. Standing there, I had no idea what to expect. Some things I were aware of, my friends were leaving and we wouldn’t be the same friends anymore….   [tags: Personal Narratives]


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Rethinking of the Graduation Inflation

– Rethinking of the graduation inflation The current society witnesses the prosperity of various kinds of ceremonies and graduations. It seems that the end of every stage, every moment, and every period needs a ceremony to declare that it is finished. Considering that weird phenomena, the regular essayist for Time Magazine Amy Dickinson wrote an essay “Graduation Inflation” to present her views on this peculiar social issue in current society. Probing into the article of Dickinson, I agree with her idea of the problems the number of “graduations” and awards children experience today and supports her criticisms on the “graduation inflation” with evidences….   [tags: Prosperity, Ceremnies, Graduation, Culture]


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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

– 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

– Are we there yet. Have we reached our destination. We’ve been traveling for 13 long years. We’ve only had a few brief rests along the way. We’re tired and we’re cranky and we just want to know, are we there yet. Lookingback at our road, we see the many different routes we have taken to end up where we are now, here, at graduation day. Most of us have arrived on time. A few are still on their way, maybe broken down or sidetracked. We hope they’ll come soon. But today is not our destination or ambition….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– Good afternoon. Today I have been asked to speak about graduation past, present and future. My first graduation occurred when I finished kindergarten. This is often where we learn the most basic of principles. This is what I learned: Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them. Don’t take things that are not yours. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Don’t forget to flush. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– Life is a series of new beginnings. We are always proceeding through life focused on one goal. When we were little, it was to put anything and everything that we could possibly find into our mouths. Later, we managed to put one wobbly leg in front of the other. When we were experts at that and getting into all sorts of trouble, we moved on to kindergarten. That is when it all began: our long journey that would lead us to today. Kindergarten was full of challenges and new experiences. White glue sticks tasted ……   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– 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. You see, I won’t tell you today to: “Dare to dream” or “Find your own vision” or even to “Strive for excellence,” or any trite cliché that’s ever been said in a graduation speech….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– Welcome staff, students, family, and graduates. Today marks a special day in our lives. Today is the day of our graduation. It seems with every graduating class there is a certain amount of responsibility placed on the graduates. For this year’s class it is no different, in fact more has been placed on this class than any others in history. The Class of 2006 is going to shape our world for the 21st century; the Class of 2006 is going to improve our lives and our country. We can talk all we want about the things we want to accomplish or change, but if we do not reach out for opportunities, then all of these ideas are fantasies….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– First of all I want to take this opportunity to thank some people. I wish to extend my gratitude and gratefulness to all of you who are present today. The people who care and have made a difference are right here … right now. The greatest gift any of us could have received is having the people who influenced all of our lives here to witness this milestone. Whether you are parents, teachers, family members, or friends, you have all contributed for us to reach this goal of acquiring our diplomas….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– The Class of 2012. How long have we heard these words applied to us. Long years starting with broken crayons in kindergarten to inside-out sweatshirts in middle school to late English essays — 13 years of learning from the simplest counting to complicated algebra and calculus, from reciting our ABCs to reading Shakespeare. Imagine, us coming out of our respective middle schools into this monster of a campus. With three times as many people — people who drive. People who have cars and are legal adults….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– Isn’t it strange how princes and kings And clowns who caper in sawdust rings And common folk, like you and me Are builders for eternity. For each is given a bag of tools, A shapeless mass, and a set of rules. And each of us, a life is flown, Must either build a stumbling block or stepping stone. Builders for eternity … what an awe-inspiring thought: That you and I not would be, nor could be, but are builders for eternity. On this day, the seventh of June 2006, at our high school graduation night, the night we say goodbye to the structured life high school offers, the night we say goodbye to friends and teachers that have impacted our lives in so many ways….   [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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Sandra Day O’Conoor, A Great Woman

– Sandra Day O’Connor, A Great Woman Sandra Day O’Connor was born on March 26th, 1930 in El Paso, Texas. She is one of the greatest women in history, at least that’s what I think. She is a role model and an unforgettable person. She is well known as the first female Supreme Court Justice. She is presently alive. Sandra Day O’Connor’s parents are Harry A. Day and Ada Mae (Wilkey) Day. Her grandparents are Mamie Scott Wilkey and Willis Wilkey, and Henry Clay Day and Alice Day. Sandra’s siblings are Alan and Ann….   [tags: Biography Review Sandra Day O’Connor]


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Graduation Speech: Many Chapters Yet to Write

– 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 in years and years of commonplace encounters. It is with that fact in mind that I ask you to imagine this very room, and this very ceremony as it stood exactly five years ago today –Sunday, June 11, 1995….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech: Aim at the Sun

– Graduation – at last. I thought we’d never get here. Only 13 years ago, we started our first day of kindergarten. It may be easy for some of you to recall those memories. Remembering those magical days of elementary, hop-scotch, tether ball, swinging on the monkey bars, playing the map game, boys chasing girls on recess, and for us girls, day-of-the-week underwear were a big hit. If only the days were as simple as those. The six years flew by quickly and we were off to middle school and soon to junior high or Cedarcrest….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech: Are We There Yet?

– Are we there yet. I have asked this question many times on road trips, only to hear the answer, “It’s only one more mile, I promise.” Of course, our destination was never just one more mile. It seemed as though we would never reach our destination. The one idea I neglected by asking the question, “Are we there yet?” is the notion that it’s not the destination that is important, but the journey itself. We are part of a journey that has been progressing since the beginning of time. However, we as a society always seem to be looking past the present to some climactic end — the finish line, the future, when in reality, there is no finish line….   [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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College or Univeristy Graduation Speech

– I’ve spent weeks trying to think of what it is I’d like to share with you on this special morning… what words of wisdom I could possibly impart, what bits of knowledge I have obtained during these past five years that I could share. And after careful deliberation and consideration, I came to the conclusion that I have absolutely nothing to say. I’ve asked several people, “So, like, if you were listening to a speech, and, like, you wanted to 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….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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College or University Graduation Speech

– Members of the faculty, parents, guests, and graduates, have no fear. I am well aware that on a day of such high excitement, what you require, first and foremost, of any speaker is brevity. I shall not fail you in this respect. When we arrived at State College, all was new to us and we walked around looking up at everything in awe. As we have been preparing to leave, we were given the chance to see State College from the top of the tallest building, looking down on everything with nostalgic familiarity—inspecting the tiny people that bring State College to life, trying to imagine the countless buses we squeezed to get on, and the hours spent talking to friends….   [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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Graduation Speech: It’s Been Fun

– Hello students, faculty, members of the school board, Superintendent, and parents. When I was first told that I was going to be the speaker for graduation, I was overcome. I was overcome with pride and excitement, as I’m sure we all are today as we close this chapter on our lives, but most of all, I was overcome with a feeling. A feeling that I have fooled you all into electing a Canadian to speak on this very important occasion. (Canadian Accent) I bet about now, you are all finally realizing just what it is you’ve done, eh….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech by Faculty

– Congratulations. Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places. You’re off and away. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself Any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go. You’ll look up and down streets. Look ’em over with care. About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.” With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, You’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street….   [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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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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Maya Angelou’s Graduation into Maturity

– In her first autobiography, Maya Angelou tells about her childhood through her graduation through, “Graduation”, from “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” when she is about to graduate. She starts as an excited graduate because she was finally going to receive her diploma, a reward for all her academic accomplishments. On the day of her graduation finally comes, that happiness turns into doubt about her future as she believes that black people will be nothing more than potential athletes or servants to white people….   [tags: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings]


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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: The Ties That Bind

– We’ve all found ourselves tied up in one way or another: too much schoolwork, too many activities, friends demanding our time. Well, no matter how you’ve found yourself tied up, we’ve all found ourselves tied to one mountain, some for as many as 13 years. Though confined, we all have managed to wiggle around in our bonds to the hill and create other long-lasting ties. We’ve been engaged from the start, ever since learning to tie our shoes in elementary, tying those blue and black shoes that everyone had to wear….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech: A Graduation Poem

– Some of us may think we’ve reached the end of our learning but the truth is, we have not; And as we prepare to move on we should remember the lessons we’ve already been taught. In elementary school we learned how to share and how to color in the lines; We learned how to spell our names and count and had naps and storytime. We had reading groups to share ideas, we learned to add, subtract and round up. We discovered we had to sit in time-out for biting or saying shut up. We learned to multiply and were exposed to culture by writing to pen-pals far away; and we honed our competitive skills by playing four square every day….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– Most graduation speeches are about unity and how close we’ve become as a class. I don’t think that this applies to us. Instead, I think we’ve all become close as individuals, not because of some imaginary entity we all belong to, but because of who we are. But that is what’s important. In 10 years, we won’t be chanting “Senior Power”; we’ll be remembering the individual relationships we all had. I remember after our eighth grade graduation milling about the courtyard, hugging each other and crying for what would become of us….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– 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 our community, and by our parents. Today would not be possible without them….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– Well Class of 2012, we did it. We are graduating. All the hard work we have done to graduate has paid off. All the final exams, the many steps we’ve taken up and down Gadd High’s halls, to the gym for practice, up to the cafeteria to connect with friends, down to the library, up to the playing fields — they’re all over. After today, our lives will be changed forever. Before that happens, let’s take a look at the last four years of memories and even go back to those memories from our elementary and middle school years and collect them into a book; our own book, our book of life….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– Congratulations everyone, congratulations. If you’re participating in this graduation ceremony, you’ve taken the next step toward your future goals and dreams. For those of you that just finished your transfer degrees, congratulations. To those of you that came back to school after a few years off to get a better education, congratulations. To those of you that came to get a certificate or learn IT or computer programming so you can get a better job, congratulations. Now that you’re moving on toward whatever your next step is in life – a university, the job market, whatever – you are more prepared and ready for that next step now….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– Class of 2012, tonight is the last time we will share together for many years. After tonight, we will begin a new chapter in our lives. This chapter will lead us away from each other, but the memories we’ve shared will continue to stay. The years behind us have been full of challenges and rewards; these experiences will be there to guide us as we branch out into the world. Let’s take a moment to think back to the people and times that shaped us the last four years. Every teacher deserves a “thank you” for helping us to reach our goal of graduation….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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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

– To the County High School Class of 2012: As you sit in front of me, I know what most of you are thinking at the moment. There are those who are already pondering about what life without high school will be like; those who are debating whether or not to tell your crush tonight about your whispers of adoration you’ve secretly held for four years; some simply want to get out of that ungodly chair, get that thing that isn’t really a diploma but only tells you when to pick up the thing, and then be the first one on the green bus to the grad party — you know who you are….   [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

– For some of you graduates, this will be the last ceremony you might ever sit through. Most of us, though, and I regret that I am in this group, will sit through many more ceremonies — ceremonies longer and more tedious that this or anything else you can imagine. If you think this is bad, try a college graduation. Think, that is, attend a wedding. And, if just for a moment you think that that is bad, just be thankful you have never attended or will attend a Bar Mitzvah. The only ceremony I think anybody would truly enjoy attending is a funeral….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– The time has finally come. Fellow seniors, we are now on our own. It’s time to take down our parking permits and clean out our binders one last time. Tonight is our graduation – a time to celebrate an end to a journey. Tonight is our commencement – the beginning of a new course. We’ve said goodbye to our teachers, signed yearbooks, paid our fines; now we celebrate 13 years of progress and friendship and we look forward to achieving our goals as we embark on a new odyssey. We’ve seen our last dance….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– Good evening everyone. My name is Toyota Moko, and I am an international student from Japan. As the first-ever international student speaker on commencement, I am very honored to be here tonight to be given this opportunity to speak on behalf of the graduating class of the 2003. Born and grew up in Tokyo where speaking English was absolutely absent in my eighteen years of life, one day the life-changing experience came to me. When I was fifteen-years-old, the summer of 1998, I came to America for the very first time for the home stay program through my high school….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– I. Achievement Goals/Hard Work Here we are high school graduates. For many of you, tonight is a dream come true. Yet I think graduation is the attainment of a goal. A goal requires hard work. It drives people to better themselves on a daily basis. A dream, however, demands no work, no dedication, and no discipline. It is simply a faint hope. It is when a person turns their dream into a reality that things really start to happen. Goals have to be defined. You need to find something you want and be willing to work for it….   [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

– Hi, my name is Mary Smith, and I want to welcome you all to the County High School graduation ceremony tonight. I came to County High School four years ago. As soon as I walked onto the campus I knew it was the right place for me. In fact if I were to describe CHS in one word it would be “family.” Everyone here, students and staff, are the most understanding, supportive and encouraging group of people you could find. It is because of my “family” that I am graduating today. My journey to this day has been filled with many challenges….   [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

– Welcome … again … to the graduation of the class of 2012… and a congratulations to you class … you deserve it. First of all … thank you class … I am honored to be chosen to speak tonight and I am truly honored to have been able to spend these last four years … with all of you. The day has finally arrived. It is June 7th, 2006… 7 p.m. It is so hard to believe that this is the day that we have been counting down to for the last few months. This is supposed to be the end of the beginning, the first day of the rest of our lives ……   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– As a graduation speaker, I’m supposed to stand up here reflectively gazing out upon the few, the proud, the chosen: the Class of 2012, and point in general directions while saying the cliché, “Among us I see the first female president and a future congressman and the next mayor of Everett.” But besides that I would never in my most vengeful moments wish those positions upon any of you, I cannot make those assertions because I am categorically against campaigns of any kind. Inspirational speaker John Bytheway said, “Success is more likely to come naturally from living life fully than by a direct and pointed campaign to achieve that long-range goal.” This asserts that it’s better to achieve by…   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– “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 teased me mercilessly. I remember a time in math class when a student fell asleep and was tied to his chair and chalk dust was thrown all over him….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– Thank you President Rou, Thank you County School of Education but more specifically, a special Thank You to the Human Services Department and that includes faculty, administration, and fellow students. Thank You. Parents, Family Members, Relatives, Friends, Educators, Alumni, Turner Kids, and Graduates, We made it. Everybody give these graduates a-round of applause. Graduates give yourselves a-round of applause. Yes, we made it. We made it through all those late nights studying, studying in the early mornings, and we made it through cramming studies all night long….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– A wise person once said something to this effect: “Quotes are just another way of masking one’s true feelings.” I’d tell you the person who wrote it, but I can barely even remember it word for word. It’s funny I crossed paths with this quote just days before I was informed I would be speaking at commencement. Someone or something, maybe a higher power, meant for this quote and I to meet. The irony of the whole situation is that the author’s quote was turned into a quote, which is most likely the opposite of their intentions….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– Hello, Class of 2012. We’re graduating. June 12 is the day we have worked toward for the past 12 years. We have reached the time where we say good-bye to Hayes and hello to our futures outside its hallowed walls. Our teachers have taught all they can about life’s many obstacles and pitfalls, and even taught us a few tricks on how to work them out. Every year we have met new teachers who have made such an impact on our lives that we keep in contact throughout the years. They gave us memories to cherish and keep with us….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– 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 highlighter. Thank you, Mr. Mier, you get an “A+” for your help as my speech teacher but an “F” for saving trees….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– Psalm 25:9: “The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way.” Good evening ladies and gentlemen, faculty and staff, family, honored guests, and fellow students. Thank you for coming to our graduation services this evening. My name is Rebekah Hoad and I am the Valedictorian for the graduating class of 2006. I am honored and blessed to be the messenger of years gone by and the inspiration of years to come. This is not only a time to receive a diploma but it is an opportunity to celebrate our lives….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– As graduation has approached, I have contemplated my life’s direction and the elements of my past that have combined to place me here, in this moment, as I’m certain we all have. What has inspired us. Do we have regrets. What are we going to do with the rest of our lives. Most importantly, are we truly happy. Frankly, I’m ecstatic. How about you. But what has made me happy in the past. Well, Baskin Robbins, Old Navy, and Survivor to name a few things…But on a more meaningful note, my life has been enriched by compassion….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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– (Love you mom and dad in Romanian) A lot of people here today probably didn’t understand what I just said because I am Romanian, but if you take a look at my parents face they know I love them. I am Romanian and my parents came to the U.S. and could have chosen any state but they chose Washington. For all the people who don’t appreciate Washington as much as me let me lay down some vibes. After I went to Arizona and California and some other states I came to realize that everything here is so much greener….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech

– When I first began considering a graduation speech, my initial impulse was to spend this time discussing the advent of college preparation at Ridgemont, and the rise of empty values. I thought it would be a good chance to point out the fact that the quest for college admission has ground some of the best people I know into pulp, and that for the most part it seems as though both their parents, and to a large extent the school, seem afraid to confront that system for what it is. I wanted to speak to the changes happening here at Ridgemont, that the focus of the school is being shifted from educating for character to trying to improve the efficiency with which Ridgemont can heard students into…   [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: 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: You ALL Have What it Takes

– The past three years I sat over on my left, drenched in this scorching gym, playing Pomp and Circumstance on my tenor saxophone until I thought my lungs were going to explode. Well, we had to stay and watch the rest of the graduation, during which I would usually space out, and sometimes think to myself “It is taking so long to get up on that stage.” Lots of us felt this way even last week, bombarded with the last group of projects and assignments that seem to cram themselves into an astonishingly small amount of time….   [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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My Graduation

– Stepping upon a simple stage was the best thing I could have ever done. Overseeing the multitude that was there to witness my every word, every tremble, every emotion, and every heart beat, was then that I realized that the sentiment was real. It was essentially the end of time and I could not bear to hold back what I no intentions of doing. Cry. Tears of joy darted down my face as I walked across the stage and received my ultimate gift. With fancy inscription, my gift was entitled “Class of 2009”….   [tags: Personal Narrative, Essay About Myself]


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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 Future is Now

– Good evening parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and friends. I would like to thank you all for coming to this very special day. I know how proud you must be. As we have grown over the years, there are many stages we all have gone through. From learning our shapes and colors, to getting our first kiss in middle school, or how about explaining to our parents why we skipped school because the principal called home. As we remember these days, things that we’ve done will be with us forever….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech: Praise be to God

– First of all, I would like to thank God for giving me this opportunity to speak tonight. Had it not been for God, I wouldn’t be here right now because He is the One who’s given me the strength and courage to press on both academically and spiritually through my high school years, especially in times of discouragement. I am a international student. I came to the U.S. about five years ago. Studying in a second language and being away from parents many times have been really overwhelming for me, sometimes even to the point where I just wanted to quit and go back….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech: The Future is Bright

– Our most distinguished guests, beloved parents, members of the faculty of County High School, fellow members of the graduating class, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Four years ago, a new high school was established in the County area. Its establishment created mixed feelings. and expectations from the community. Questions such as: What kind of a high school could this be. Would this be able to uphold academic excellence as well as social and cultural values which most parents would like their children to internalize and live with….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech: We Are the Future

– Today is our first day of being the leaders, doers, and problem solvers of the future. Those who persevere, who give it their all and approach each day with optimism will ultimately meet success and happiness. Of course, there will be many a failure on that windy road of life, but with dedication, we can do anything and make any dream come true. But, as we grow older and encounter success, we must not forget those who have had it rough, whose lives may have hit some potholes on the way, and we must take care of those who need a helping hand….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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Graduation Speech: Footsteps on a Beach

– No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever. Like footsteps on a beach. People come in and out of our lives, leaving us changed in some shape or form. Like footsteps along our trail of destiny. Love: the people who care about us, the people we care about in our lives. Our family, friends and loved ones have all contributed to who we are as graduates, today. Our parents have raised us to believe in ourselves. To make the best of who we are. Our parents were raised by our grandparents with similar beliefs and expectations, as were we….   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]


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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: 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 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: 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: Who Are We?

– We are the Class of 2012. But who are we really. In truth we are nothing but ourselves. We are the sons and daughters of baby-boomers, farmers, veterans, ex-hippies and civil righters. We have slid out of Generation X into our own. Appropriately coined Generation Y, we are the ones who ask for faster, longer, safer, fairer and better. Some of our questions include: Why are people starving when we have more than enough food. Why do we have nuclear weapons if we aren’t going to use them. Why is the smoking age 18 and the drinking age 21….   [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: 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: 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: 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: 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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