Graduation Speech Essay

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Welcome, class of 2012. Today I'm earning my Associate of Science degree [and let me tell you it feels great]. This fall I'll be studying physics at State University. I'm so proud to be graduating with you here at Northern Community College. Tonight, we're here to celebrate our accomplishments [and you know we deserve it!] May we not forget how far we have come, and let us look to the future and continue to push ourselves to reach for our dreams and goals. Some time ago we took that all so important first step. We recognized the VALUE and significance of our educations and determined to better ourselves, and today each one of us has achieved an important goal. Congratulations to all of you. I know that it was not easy. Many…show more content…
Some of the most important things many of us learned here at Northern were the things we learned about ourselves, things that no book could ever teach us. One of the most important things I learned is: Do not let fear or self-doubt stop you from pursuing your dreams. Ever since I was a boy, I have wanted to know how everything works. I can remember asking my mother difficult questions that were impossible to answer and then getting very upset because I didn't understand. I wanted to know when, why, and how it all began, and how it interacts to form our universe. This is my passion and has been as long as I can remember. I was born to be a scientist. I only wish I would have realized it sooner. Before I came to this college, after dropping out of high school, I was digging ditches to pay the bills, and I had little or no hope of finding a meaningful career. I was stuck in the mud, and that is not a figure of speech; I was up to my knees in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do for a career, but I knew that a shovel had nothing at all to do with it. So I took that first step and came to the college where I received my GED and soon after registered for some basic core classes. I didn't decide to study science right away. My insecurities were telling me I could not do it, I was not smart enough, and I should get a more reasonable degree. But my insecurities were just holding me back, my instructors were right, I had what it

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