Graduation Speech : High School Essays
“Thank you!” I said, shaking hands with the Head of School and reaching out for the diploma. Holding it in my hands I was overcome with emotion. Starting my descent off stage I felt pride and relief, but underneath there was an underlying sense of disappointment.
“Congratulations, Honey! I’m so proud of you,” Mrs. Pierson, the teacher I was closest with in high school, said with tears in her eyes as I walked off stage and into her arms. “Thank you so much,” I mumbled into her shoulder, my eyes welling up, too. “I can’t believe I’m officially a graduated student! It feels so surreal.” She was so excited and happy for me, but I couldn’t help but feel that my graduation was not as life-changing as I expected it to be. Why did I feel dissatisfied? In the moment after hugging her I remember thinking back to my first day of the school year and how I had felt that day. ***
After finishing my classes for the morning, I began walking up four flights of stairs to my…