In her “Commencement Speech at Mount Holyoke College”, Anna Quindlen employs personal anecdotes and her academic background to effectively build her credibility. Quindlen explains how her strive for perfection in her younger years only served to add needless parasitic pressure. She claims that “being perfect day after day, year after year, became like always carrying a backpack filled with bricks on my back” (Quindlen 1). Drawing from her personal experiences, Quindlen challenges her audience to “give up the backpack”. By building a strong connection through shared hardship, Quindlen appears as an authority on defying conformity to discover one’s own individuality.
Marching band; copious amounts of people scoff at the sound of those words. I often hear students commenting on how easy marching band is, how we don’t train like the football players do. At Anderson High School, that’s not the case, the marching band trains for just as long. As a band of over 125 individuals, it takes determination, pride, and confidence to achieve the goals we have set forth to accomplish. As a leader of the saxophone section, I know what it’s like to face failure, to overcome and turn it into success and to march on with confidence.
Our most appreciated administrators and teachers, dear parents, adored friends, ladies and gentlemen, a pleasant morning to you. It is a great privilege for me to be standing here in front of you to express the happiness that we feel in our hearts today. I am Amal a student who has been going to AIS for 8 years now. They say “Today we learn, tomorrow we lead”. That’s true those three years made a difference.
CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios, Steve Jobs, in his commencement address, You've got to find what you love, detailed his path to success in life, while overcoming many obstacles along the way. Jobs’ purpose was to convey to the graduating class that you don’t have to attend college in order be successful and you must live each day as if it is your last. He used a compelling tone in order to convey his message to the students through three significant life events he experienced. Jobs began his commencement speech by illustrating the importance of “connecting the dots in life” Jobs, 2005, Pg.1). Jobs’ appealed emotionally to the audience by a lone diction addressing his childhood adoption.
Thank you CTL for allowing me to continue my service to this great nation, community, and fellow individuals in crisis. Whether it is the war torn streets of Baghdad, or an individual suffering alone in the confines of their minds and phone screen, I am able to still reach out and make a difference. I know from first hand this experience is universal. It is the collective human consciousness and need of belonging that has allowed our civilization to flourish. As a veteran (Warrior) I am reminded of a great quote by author Steven Pressfield, “The return Warrior/Veteran may not realize it, but they have acquired an MBA in enduring adversity and a Ph.D. in resourcefulness, tenacity and the capacity for hard work.”
When in the course of my lifetime, it becomes clear it is time to separate and go my own way, and live out my own life. To dissolve bonds I have had with him my entire life. I am entitled to my right to live out my own life, natural rights given to me by our founding fathers. It would behove me to experience living on my own, to help me later in life. I appreciate everything that he has done for me, but it has come time to separate.
Welcome to Chelan High school! This school is fantastic we do so many awesome things. Take for example Prom, Homecoming, Sports games, but that’s only the beginning. Moving into high school Can be tough. It’s a lot different than middle school, and there some things you should probably know.
“Es Un Buen Tipo Mi Viejo” While I sat on the plane, I thought about life and my newborn cousins who were born several days ago. I pulled open the window blind and looked out the window at the dark sky as we took off. I was excited to visit the Dominican Republic and started daydreaming about eating my favorite meal, “Arroz blanco con lambi y ensalada de pulpo,” I said out loud by accident. I looked next to me and notice my mom giggling overhearing what I just said. My mouth was watering with the thought of having it as my first meal When I arrived to “mi pais”, I went straight to my grandma’s house, where we ate and where my mom and I are going to be staying.
Honorable members of the principal table, deer teachers, beloved parents, friends and all guests, good evening. It is a great honor and an eminent responsibility to be able to express through just a few words the feelings of a whole group that has concluded a stage, which embraces an endless amount of experiences and emotions, that even the most beautiful words would not be sufficient to describe them. This path was not easy at all; in the course we faced disappointments, deception, and sadness.
The clock will still tick. For many people, the future seems scary since you never know what will happen out in the world. Today I am going to tell you that even with the challenges and roadblocks we face, the future is not as scary as we might think. In these following paragraphs, I will talk about how in the future we will have the ability to make self-driving vehicles, Africa self-sufficient, renewable energy cost less than non-renewable energy, and even make a drug that can help people with autism.