Graduation Speech: My Grandpa Is My Hero

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I. Did you know that everyone in this room is a hero? A hero doesn’t have to wear a cape or save lives.

II. A hero doesn’t have to be in a movie or fight bad guys. A hero should be someone you look up to and want to be like. When I hear the word “hero,” my grandpa comes to mind.

III. Today I want to explain the many ways my grandpa is a hero to me .My grandpa has always supported me and pushed me to be the best at everything I do, and taught me to never give up.

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I. My grandpa, Harold, is a hero to me because no matter what I do, if its playing a sport or learning in the classroom, he would push me to be the best.

A. A lot of people have their parents to push them to be the best, but growing up my dad left when I was 2, so
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Growing up he really pushed me to play sports. I really liked softball and stuck with it. He took me to a lot of tryouts and practices. I went to a tryout when I was 12 for a St.Louis team. I knew no one there. He really wanted me to go because it was a good opportunity for me to get better and play against better teams. I was really nervous, so he introduced me to the coach and made me feel more comfortable. I ended up making the team, and I had practice twice a week in Chesterfield, Missouri. He would drive me a hour away and an hour back home twice a week just for practice. I’m so thankful for all the time and effort he put into my sports and making me better.
2. When you’re younger its harder for you to do things you don’t want to do. When I was younger I remember I pitched, but I would never want to practice, which as a pitcher you have to practice your pitches and spins. So I would cry because I didn’t want to go to pitching lessons, or I didn’t want to pitch to my grandpa in the backyard. Even when I would cry and scream, he would make me practice because he knew it would make me better. I’m glad now that he made me practice, because I wouldn’t be as good of a player if he didn’t push me to be

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