Graduation Speech Essay

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Henry Adams once wrote "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." This is so true, every teacher here has taught us much more than the textbook curriculum. Every teacher here tonight has given us students something we will use or remember for the rest of our lives. I really don't think people understand or appreciate the time and effort our teachers have put into us. So tonight I'm not going to give everyone advice on the future, I'm not going to tell you how life is a journey we've just begun, and I'm not going to brag about how great the class of 2006 is. Since we have eight outstanding Valedictorians this year, I'm sure all of those bases are already covered. So instead, I'm going to take a few minutes…show more content…
Mr. VanValkenburg, the Ag. Mechanics teacher, knows everything about everything. He is very hard working and teaches by example, and I can't tell you how much money he has saved me by showing me how to fix my truck every time it's broken down. Mrs. Simpson was my Biology teacher. She is very enthusiastic about everything she is involved with, and has done a great job this year with drama. She is a doctor and could be making tons of money practicing medicine, but instead she's chosen to stay here in little ol' Amos because she cares so much about the kids. Mr. Boitano, our Football coach, was my Racecars teacher. I just had to mention that because he started the Racecars class, and it was awesome. Herr Mendro, danke. Nach drei Jahren in der deutschen Klasse, bin ich fur Ihnen Muhe soviel geben traurig, und ich schatze Ihre Geduld. Es war SpaB zwar. Mr. Freeman looks tough and scary with his huge muscles and bald head, but he is a real funny guy and a great teacher, and really cares about his students. Ms. Taylor took on the eleventh grade AP English course last year, a huge task since she hadn't ever taught it before, and did a great job teaching us. Mrs. Smithson, my AP English teacher this year, pushes her students very hard and knows what she is talking about. She taught me a lot this year, not just about

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