Graduation Speech : High School Essay

1279 Words Jun 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
Well, class of 2016 … today you become official graduates of Twin Valley High School. And I can’t tell you how proud I am of each and every one of you. These last 12 years may have seemed like a long road with some ups and downs along the way. But you’ll be leaving here today with many accomplishments to your credit, a high school diploma and I hope some very good memories. So you and your parents (who have been there with you through thick and thin) deserve heartfelt congratulations for reaching this important milestone.
And I also want to take time to thank your teachers, principals, counselors, board members and other staff members who made it their goal to give you a solid education, an abundance of self-confidence and a genuine enthusiasm for life so that you can achieve many successes in the years to come.
But have you ever asked yourself what real success means, and is there a secret to achieving it?
You can learn a lot about success by looking back on your time here at Twin Valley. The diploma that you are receiving today is truly a symbol of all your many triumphs over the last 12 years, whether they have been excelling in academics, learning a vocational skill or how to play an instrument, participating in team sports or school performances, creating fine art, or providing leadership in clubs and community organizations. These are all wonderful achievements ….
But what will success look like to you after today? Well, here are 4 (what I would call) not-so-secret…

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