Graduation Speech : High School Essays

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Hearing my name called through a microphone, I felt an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. I had finally made it to the end of my high school career! I started walking up the stairs onto the stage where my diploma waited. My diploma, the piece of paper that signified the culmination of high school. All of the successes and struggles I faced in those four years was acknowledged with this one piece of paper, encased in a shiny, black, pleather case.
“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…

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