Graduation Speech - Original Writing Essay

1439 Words Nov 14th, 2016 6 Pages
Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I’m Esmeralda Gomez Sheran and I’m Dayton Ryden. First of all we would like to thank each and everyone of you for being here tonight, please know we are pleased to have you and we are proud of you for helping support the TNT grads along their journey.

We are here tonight in order to celebrate all of our success with Teach North Texas, a program that didn’t just teach us how to survive in a classroom, but how to thrive in one. One of the many truths we’ve learned in our time here at Teach North Texas, is that every student brings with them their own story into the classroom. The same is true for us here tonight.

Some of us knew coming into UNT that we were going to be teachers.

I was part of the AVID program at my high school where students from different colleges around the area came in and tutored us in different areas. Several of the tutors were UNT students and when I told them that I wanted to be a high school math teacher, they told me about this interesting program called Teach North Texas. They told me that this program was specifically for teachers who wanted to teach high school math or science. Fours years later here I am, celebrating with all of my fellow TNT members and staff.

And some us couldn’t have imagined that this is where we would end up. Myself, I was just here to study biology. And then one day, a poster caught my eye. The next thing I knew, I was drawn into this awesome world of teaching. Teach North Texas…

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