Persuasive Essay Drivers License

677 Words Jan 29th, 2011 3 Pages
My Big Day
Principal Chaney, members of the School Board, teachers, parents, friends, and most importantly the Mountain View High School 2010 graduates; it is an honor to speak in front of you all today. Today is the first day of the rest of our lives, but before we leave and go our separate ways. Let us remember and thank those who were so helpful in getting us here today. A little over twelve years ago I started my first day of elementary school at Duluth Junior
Academy. I clearly remember standing in front of the double doors holding onto my pink book bag and Barbie lunch box. My parents were there with their camera taking pictures and wishing me well. Today, I can say that I managed to get through my school career with
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I entered and won many different competitions, including second place on state. Playing since I was five years old opened many doors and now I have to knowledge to teach other kids as well as becoming involved in church community. Although practicing took up most of my day, I still managed to get my school work done. Playing the piano and painting all these years helped me determine what I wanted to do the rest of my life. I know my passion in life is playing the piano and teaching my students. Dealing with my struggle characterized me and shaped me into who I am today. Besides everything else, I am still very similar to the girl standing outside the elementary school on the first day. Today I did not bring my Barbie lunchbox, but my parents are here with their camera, taking pictures and wishing me well. Some of us here today are wondering how our lives are going to turn out. I managed to overcome my struggles and get accepted into a college where I can use my HOPE scholarship and continue my study in music and art. It is acceptable to wonder about our future but I also think it is important to realize that our future is not just something that happens to us. It is up to us to create. So, fellow graduates, I advise each and every one of you to embrace every opportunity to come. Take what we have learned the last twelve years and put it to good use. Leave behind what is not helpful and bring forward the lessons that will be the

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