Good afternoon [name of members of the head table], teachers, parents, students, fellow graduates and distinguished guests. I must first and foremost thank God for this blessing and honor to stand before you today as Valedictorian of the Class of 2011. Yet, today is not only my day to shine. Every graduate present here is deserving of high praise and recognition and I would like to congratulate each of you on reaching this milestone in life. I think I speak for my fellow graduates when I say that this is a moment we have always imagined and one we will remember for the rest of our lives.
I was getting closer and closer. Not a bird in sight, not even a single cloud. The moon was starting to shine as the sun was descending from the cerulean sky. Drivers were getting closer and closer to their destination, so was I. I took one more footstep where my mind flashes back four years back. It was a warm atmosphere, although it wasn’t my desire to start somewhere fresh. I walked into my first class, two girls came up to me, and secured that I had a nice first day. After my first, class I go into a classroom, which wasn’t what I all expected. It all seemed so historic and antique. It really emphasized his passion. He was teaching something, that I had already learned. He was asking the whole class what the regions of the United States
The week went by faster than normal to me because I was so nervous. I was up earlier than usual that morning getting ready for this big day. I dropped my girls off at daycare extra early so I could get to SCTCC early. Reaching SCTCC, I went inside and saw the same older lady at the information desk. I asked her about parking permits as she handed me a bright orange one to hang in my van on my rearview mirror. Making my way back into the school, I walked down a long hall of shiny tile to reach a big long bench with a lot of others waiting to take the
It was the morning of the first day back to school. I was a bit nervous, but excited at the same time. I did not know what to expect, but I was very anxious to try something new. I had been homeschooled since third grade, so I wasn’t expecting to know anyone. As we drove up to the entrance, all of a sudden my heart starts racing. I didn’t want to get out of
Mr.Evans told us about what we would be doing this year in there. My last class was ELA. She let us sit wherever we wanted, but changed her mind very soon because it didn’t work out. She told us about the class and what we were going to do. Then the bell rang and everyone rushed down the hallway to get to their lockers. Finally I arrived at my locker and got my stuff and walked out of the locker area and exited the school and went to look for my bus. I finally found the bus and then sat in the back with my friends. The bus was hot because there were a lot of people on this bus and it was crowded.The bus ride wasn’t that long. It was at least 30 minutes.We talked on the bus about the first day school and about how it was going to be this year and was it going to be a better year than last year not that last year wasn’t bad and we also had some fun on the bus but a few months later we didn’t know we were getting seats by the bus driver.The bus finally arrived at my bus stop and I picked up my stuff and said bye to the people on my bus and then I got off the bus and went to my house and walked in the house and that was when my first day of 7th grade ended and it wasn’t an exciting day because we didn’t do that
Attention Grabbing Step: After years of writing papers, doing homework, taking an occasional pop quiz, and of course taking countless exams, it is that time that we all anticipate…Graduation!
Welcome fellow graduates and honored guests to the sixtieth anniversary of commencement for Stoll Community College. For those graduating, this day marks the culmination of a period of courage, commitment, and accomplishment. For these reasons, I am greatly honored to be chosen as student speaker for this outstanding class of graduates and I hope that my words will give a measure of justice to the significant event that has brought all of you here tonight. Hopefully, we will laugh a little, perhaps cry, and give some much-deserved praise.
(Love you mom and dad in Romanian) A lot of people here today probably didn't understand what I just said because I am Romanian, but if you take a look at my parents face they know I love them. I am Romanian and my parents came to the U.S. and could have chosen any state but they chose Washington. For all the people who don't appreciate Washington as much as me let me lay down some vibes. After I went to Arizona and California and some other states I came to realize that everything here is so much greener. Washington has the best-tasting tap water and yes, there is a difference in taste of water. Did you know Washington has an awesome kelp forest? People from all around the world come here to dive in our ocean to see our kelp forest. If
Throughout my entire life, I had always been taught to stay quiet and listen to everyone around me. Now, it is my turn to tell everyone what it is that I have learned during that time. Since I grew up with a Mexican family it was hard to attend school and transition from knowing my native Spanish tongue to English. I spent most of my time in an English school environment until I got to high school. In high school, I realized how important it was to embrace my native tongue. Not everyone does that, especially during high school, thus influencing my decision to go to college and major in Spanish. My plan is to graduate college, receive a teaching credential to teach high school students not only how to learn the language or improve on it but
Greetings fellow graduates, teachers and staff, local law enforcement, Kirkland, Family Members, and those who were forced to come. As you probably know I am Adolfo Reynaga and it’s a distinct honor that I’ve been chosen to represent my class as senior speaker. Tonight, we celebrate a huge milestone within our lives that we will always share, walking down this stage, giving a sweaty handshake, and receiving a piece of paper. To many this was a very difficult four years, four years, people worked so hard just for this night, four years that we will one day remember as “the easy days”. The carefree days where all we had to worry about was homework, getting home before curfew, and keeping up with the Kardashians. Now before we go off to the next chapter in our lives, it will all be a different experience for all of us, some of us will be attending a university, trade school, joining the military, or entering the workforce, or become lucky and be the next Jake Paul, but no matter what path we choose or where life directs us to, we will always have one thing that will connect us all, Our Yucaipa high. As I go on with my speech, I would like to share my experiences and life stories that helped shape me to who I am now, a Yucaipa High School graduate.
I welcome all of you today to a special ceremony not meant to celebrate and glorify the victory of one person, or even a group of people, but I welcome you to the commencement of a new chapter in a story of a powerful country, a story that will last for centuries to come, a story that proclaims the prestigiousness of this sovereign state. We are gathered here today, not to squabble about in endless exacerbation, but to unify the country under the common goal of progression towards an enlightened and auspicious future.
• What did you learn this semester about student affairs in higher education, how to be a better student affairs professional, and how to be a successful graduate student?
English class seemed to be the most dreadful to take within school. Writing essays for most of my grade in a class is not what I was looking forward too. When I entered college I knew that it would be one of many challenging classes I would have to take. Starting from the lowest English class to moving on up, the writing assignments became longer and more thought out. The time came when I got into this class that I knew more work was going to have to be put into essays and thus brought out what I had not seen before in my work progress.