Graduation Speech

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Sasenarine Tomby Graduation Speech 2011 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 come from a humble family where the values of hard work, persistence and drive are never…show more content…
We are honored and grateful to have you as educators and to say we were once your students. Lastly, I would now like to take this time to thank my family for their endless support and love. Mom, thank you for your encouraging words, your advice, and for always believing in me even at times when I gave up on myself. Just as you have stood by me and helped me accomplish so many goals, I hope to be able to fulfill many of your dreams. To my little sister, thank you for keeping the child inside of me alive, for always finding a way to put a smile on my face, and for your honesty. Last but not least, I am proud to share this moment with my father, thank you for your support, guidance, and for the lifelong values and morals you have instilled in me, a person whose wisdom and spirituality I deeply admire. I am extremely grateful and thankful to be the first child in my family that my parents will witness graduate from secondary school. To my family, I may not say it enough, but I love you all more than words can express and without your presence in my life, I don’t know where or who I would be. Maya Angelou said, “But nobody, no nobody can make it out here alone” and I think my fellow graduates will agree with me when I say that this moment would not have been possible for each

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