Graduation Speech Essay

1146 Words Nov 25th, 2011 5 Pages
Sasenarine Tomby Graduation Speech 2011
Good afternoon [name of members of the head table], teachers, parents, students, fellow graduates and distinguished guests. I must first and foremost thank God for this blessing and honor to stand before you today as Valedictorian of the Class of 2011. Yet, today is not only my day to shine. Every graduate present here is deserving of high praise and recognition and I would like to congratulate each of you on reaching this milestone in life. I think I speak for my fellow graduates when I say that this is a moment we have always imagined and one we will remember for the rest of our lives.

I come from a humble family where the values of hard work, persistence and drive are never
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To my fellow graduates, we all come from different walks of life, we all have different stories to recount our journey to this school, and after today we will all embark on unique paths. Yet, the common thread that runs among us is the desire for a brighter future and despite our individualized views about what that future may look like, we chose J.C Chandisingh secondary to bring us one step closer to our ultimate goal, to give us the tools we need for a better future, or simply to give us a new beginning. And what we got in return was perhaps more than we ever expected—we have each found a home here at J.C Chandisingh secondary, one filled with supportive and caring teachers, administration and staff, one filled with diversity and activities to accommodate an array of interests, and a sense of community based on generosity and respect. Here, we were pushed to discover and challenge our abilities, interests, and even our identities.

My fellow graduates, I would like to leave you with these few thoughts. Nothing is ever handed to you in life. The accomplishment of your dreams and goals is only possible through dedication, passion, and effort. Don’t ever become easily discouraged, believe in yourself and your dreams, stay determined in the face of adversity, and never let your fears hold you back. I truly believe that everything that happens, happens for a reason and while you may not fully

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