Graduation Speech To Become Official Graduates Of Twin Valley High School

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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
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So, take some time to think about what your choices are and what you want to accomplish … and to make your vision clearer —write your goals on a piece of paper as well as all of the things that you want in your life because you know they’ll make you happy. Is it earning a college degree, financial independence, starting up your own business, working at something you love, staying true to your values, having respectful relationships with family and friends, being a good parent, or traveling the world? Remember everyone’s list will be different because we all define success in a different way. And keep in mind that your perception of success will constantly change throughout your life.
And while you are focusing on your unique vision, make sure your future is the life you want to live. Because … and I quote the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson: “It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourself.” So, I what I would like you to do is never stop believing in yourself and always stay focused on your dreams … You can achieve success whether you are graduating from high school, starting a new career or family or heading into

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