After three and a half years, the day had finally come. It was the day that I had been looking forward to since graduating from high school. And it was the thought of the day that kept me going when it seemed far away. When the stressful days of projects, internships, essays, and assignments became overwhelming, I was able to catch a glimpse of the day that would lead me into the future. That day would not only escort me into a promising future, but would allow me to reflect on my accomplishments and show appreciation to my support team that had brought me there. Equally full of joy, excitement, and nerves, I could not wait to walk across that stage. I had been asked to speak at graduation, which left me feeling extremely nervous and honored. Arriving early, I walked across the parking lot with my silky black cap and gown neatly folded over my arm. I looked up at the crystal blue sky and realized that today was the day that my life would be forever changed. Taking a deep breath before entering the gym, I took a moment to look around the …show more content…
Graduates proudly found their seats with beaming smiles, our excitement filled the air with electricity. The crowd began to quiet down once all of the graduates had fallen into their rows and sat together all at once, just as we had practiced. As President Bolt addressed us, all that I could feel was a surrealness as my heartbeat quickened and my mind began to twirl like a top. My ears were deafened to the welcoming speech, while I concentrated on steadying my thoughts, breathing, and racing heart. Sitting beside me was Skye and Lorenzo, both student speakers. We gave each other encouraging smiles as we each prepared to share our messages with the class of 2017. Upon hearing my cue, I slowly rose to my feet, took a deep breath, swallowed my fears, and stepped up to
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At the conclusion of their, words the names of the graduates began to flow. As I heard my teacher call my name I began to walk. Before he could even finish saying my name I began to hear shouts and screams from the audience from my friends and family and tears began to run down my face. I had finally done
While we have grown together as a pledge class, we have learned that although the pledge process requires commitment and a lot of extra time, it has built us significantly. Our time-management skills have improved as a necessity in the context of our own maturity. Through these moments I am proud to justify that we will soon be members of an organization larger than us. This bestowal placed upon us is an outstanding privilege we shall not take for granted and celebrate respectfully. I am honored to say you have all changed me for the better.
Counting down the list from number 20 to eventual number 1, my heart raced as they called out the names. It was 8th grade and the rankings were out. This may seem like a rather pretentious achievement but when they called out the name “Andrea Campos” as the valedictorian of Copiague middle school. My heart skipped a beat and tears streamed down my face. Hearing my parents brag about me to their friends made me feel like my accomplishment was their achievement as well.
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.
Graduation “Molly Wild… Megan Wild… Monica Wild… Maria Wild…Congratulations, you have all passed with a grade point average of 4.9 or in Megan’s case 4.95 (Ha ha ha!) Well keep up the good work and I promise you will ALL go far in your Adulthood. “Landon Dailey, Dylan Dailey,& Kyle Dailey…”“I can’t believe we’re finally going to college!! We made it…(I MADE IT!!)”
I had run for the position, believing I would do what was best for my class. In the beginning, I was excited having conjured a plethora of ideas, ready to enact and perform them all. The very first meeting I walked in chest puffed out and a smile on my face. The class sponsor started the meeting, asking if any of us had any ideas. Open Season had begun!
Steven Zheng Mrs.Korey 3/20/23 English 2 “Jason Reynold delivers Lesley University Commencement Address,” Rhetorical Analysis Numerous individuals each year graduate from college, destined for the real world as they take flight. In the highly creative and skillfully crafted, “Jason Reynolds delivers Lesley University Commencement Address”, given at the commencement of the graduates of Lesley University on May 19th 2018, Jason Reynolds delivers a poignant and deeply meaningful message of taking on the world. Jason Reynolds establishes credibility and meaningfully appeals emotionally to his audience through his masterful use of similes, metaphor, alliteration, repetition, symbolism, humor, and charisma to help them take flight in their lives.
Through her use of testimonies, Talbot frequently appeals to her audience logically to reveal how stressful the competition for valedictorian is. When talking about the Sarasota High School graduation, Kennedy states that the, “tension was so thick” that she was, “sweating buckets the whole time” (Talbot 224). From the viewpoint of the principal, Talbot introduces the challenge of being the valedictorian; the stress, anger, and hate are generated from this title. This develops the audience’s common sense. Logically, the title for valedictorian links the students with the danger of not developing good qualities.
Speech for NJHS Induction Ceremony Good evening students, faculty, and family members! Thank you, Mrs. Reece and Principal King, for inviting me to this year’s National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony. Students, tonight we honor your achievements in the areas of Scholarship, Citizenship, Responsibility, Community Service, Character, and Leadership as we recognize and celebrate the choices, and at times the sacrifices, you have made. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "The reward of a thing well done is to have done it."
I wanted them to be proud of me. Instead, they were far too distracted with the utter chaos that dominated the Ceremony to enjoy the student’s accomplishments. Not only were the speakers still practicing the program’s activities while the parents were arriving, but they actually began the introduction while the setup crew scrambled to finish piecing the stage together. The bangs and clangs of the last minute preparations were only outmatched by the rapid fire inductee name announcements, that resulted in a bumbling, befuddled,
Walking into graduation, every graduate expects to hear the same speech with little variance about reaching an important milestone in life but still having many more milestones. Paul Hawken delivered a different message with his commencement address, You Are Brilliant and the Earth Is Hiring. His message was filled with hope for the future since people are working together to build a better world for all. Hawken begins with, “Humanity is coalescing.
The Steve Jobs commencement speech was a speech that was given by the former Apple Inc. CEO to Stanford University during the 114th commencement on 12th June 2005. The speech Steve Jobs gave Stanford University is a very effective speech, because of his use of rhetorical devices. Jobs especially use his background and childhood to play upon his rhetorical approach. In Steve Jobs, he tells several stories about love, detection, death, loss. The main part of the Speech is how Steve Jobs encourages the students to pursue their dreams, and do what makes them happy, even if it all doesn’t go after the plan.
Graduating High School A day I will never forget was the day that I graduated high school. All the emotions were overwhelming and hard to handle sometimes. It was hard to accept that one of the biggest chapters in my life was about to be over and I was about to start an even bigger one.
First off, I think we need to start this speech with our thanks. I want to thank Mr White and Mr. Mutch for running the show and allowing both of us to represent this graduating class with two valedictorians. I want to thank Mrs. Martin for introducing us and being a little too kind with your compliments. I want to thank the guests of our graduates, either family or friends, for being here and giving us your support. I want to thank you guys, the graduates, for being really great and supportive people over the last 4 years and for giving us the great honour of standing here today.