Graduation Speech : My School Essay

846 Words Jan 20th, 2016 4 Pages
“Good morning, please rise for the Pledge of Allegiance and our morning prayer,” the words that echoed through my quaint little grade school every morning- ones that I will not soon forget. From age four to age fourteen, my school day invariably began with these words. From my childhood years up to my early teenage years, I attended Holy Family School, a remarkably small, close-knit private school which seemed appropriate for the town of 4,000 people that it was situated in. The ten years I spent in that undersized school building meant a lot to me, after all, they shaped the way I interpreted the world and the people in it. Contrary to popular misconceptions, the ways in which it shaped me were not solely religious. The education and guidance I received at my grade school taught me not only about my faith, but about myself, the world around me, and the purpose of life in itself- all lessons for which I will be eternally grateful. One of the most significant lessons that I recall from my grade school years was not something simply read from a book or studied from note cards. The memory was not a mere moment in the classroom that stood out from the rest - it was more complex than that. The indirect, yet important memory was learning the value of hard work and perseverance. To further on the lesson I was taught, it is first important to know that Holy Family School was not an incredibly affordable school to attend. As most private schools, Holy Family charged the families of…

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