Essay on Graduation Speech : Commencement Speech

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Graduation Speech

Congratulations to the seniors of 2018. I am here to give some sort of uplifting and

moving speech about my years as a student. To reflect on what I have gathered. To

tell all the amazing stories that I have made so far in my life. They want you to get

up, put on your best smile and tell everyone just how great life was before 18. “You

want the truth? Well, here is it. Eventually, you forget it all. First, you forget

everything you learned – the dates of the wars and Pythagorean theorem. You

especially forget everything you didn’t really learn, but just memorized the night

before. You forget the names of all but one or two of your favorite teachers: and

eventually you forget those, too. You forget your junior year class schedule and

where you used to sit, and your best friend’s home phone number and the lyrics to

that song you must have played a million times. And eventually, but slowly, you

forget your humiliations – even the ones that seemed indelible just fade away. You

forget who was cool and who was not, who was pretty, smart, athletic, and not. Who

went to a good college, who threw the best parties, who had the most friends – you

forget all of them. Even the ones you said you loved, and the ones you actually did.

They’re the last to go. And once you’ve forgotten enough, you love someone else.”

(Quoted Anonymously) To be honest that describes it perfectly.

We think back to our first year in school, that feeling of excitement and…

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