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I gave two speeches at graduation and am proud of it, anyone else?

ihopeipass08ihopeipass08 Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
edited June 2008 in High School Life
I graduated on saturday and i have to say my performance was memorable. I was both salutatorian and class treasurer, so I had to give two speeches. Plus, my salutatorian speech, which was more of a formal thing than the class gift speech, turned out great because I added humor. The crowd laughed the entire time, and after I heard from countless adults that it was the best speech they had ever heard. I may upload a recording of it sometime. Anyway, did anyone else have to give speeches?
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Replies to: I gave two speeches at graduation and am proud of it, anyone else?

  • INVENIAMVIAMINVENIAMVIAM Registered User Posts: 3,790 Senior Member
    Haha, congrats on your 2 speeches! I'd like to hear :]
  • ArtOfMind_21ArtOfMind_21 - Posts: 923 Member
    I want to give a speech.
  • radionowhereradionowhere Registered User Posts: 391 Member
    can you post the speeches?
  • MegaVortex7MegaVortex7 Registered User Posts: 874 Member
    Great job! I'd really like to hear/read these. =P
  • classof09classof09 Registered User Posts: 944 Member
    Same here (hear/read) :)
  • ihopeipass08ihopeipass08 Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
    Heres a copy of the speech if anyone really wants to read it:

    Good morning faculty, family, counselors, and fellow graduates of the class of 2008,
    Today is a special day, as we gather to celebrate the first step this year’s class will take into the real world. It is with this day that we begin the first physical separation from the comforts of a parent’s care. Today we begin to adjust to the idea of no longer having an open pantry and a complementary laundry service at our disposal.
    Some may find this to be a day of dismay, concluding all the memories that these years have brought us. Others simply felt the end could not come fast enough. In any case, we have all experienced many significant changes, both in our lives and in our community. For instance, we have all watched as Riverhead exploded into the premier tourist attraction on Long Island. Nowhere else will you find three Sleepy’s all located within a few miles, two of which being directly across the street from one another. Leaving this place will surely be hard to do.
    But the years to come will be no easy task. Many do not realize the enormous pressures have been placed on the students of today. We have the responsibility to replace our parents in the work force, a generation responsible for things like Woodstock and the Easy Bake Oven, a generation that could legally be left in the car for hours as their parents grocery shopped, a generation that didn’t have to wear helmets on a motorcycle or ever be put in a car seat. Today we begin the process of filling those shoes.
    But how have these past four years of high school really helped in preparing us for the future? Looking back we can see that the lectures, assignments and projects that we have endured have actually provided valuable lessons for the future. One idea that we all have learned from high school is that procrastination does work. No one really needs three weeks to complete a project, just one night of work under pressure. More importantly, this philosophy has taught us to do the most important things in life first, living every day to the fullest, while saving everything else for tomorrow.
    There are surely some big obstacles that lay ahead. We have evolved into a world where the average eight year old knows more about computers than most adults. But how will we contribute to this society? Some will begin working immediately, while others continue onto graduate school. Yet all of the seniors that have made it here today have been given the basic template for succeeding in life. It is how the student uses that guidance from this day on that will determine how far they will go.
    I would like to conclude by wishing this year’s class the best of luck in all that they do. I will end with a quote by George W. Bush “To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you too may one day be president of the United States.” Thank You.
  • BrightRedBrightRed Registered User Posts: 508 Member
    "No one really needs three weeks to complete a project, just one night of work under pressure."

    lol true dat. The Bush quote was a nice touch.
  • MegaVortex7MegaVortex7 Registered User Posts: 874 Member
    Haha, great speech.
  • ihopeipass08ihopeipass08 Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
    well thanks, I really do appreciate that
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