The Valedictorian Speech

1429 Words Sep 22nd, 2008 6 Pages
Evan Wiebe
Valedictorian Speech Good evening everyone; teachers, faculty, family, friends, and the Walkerville graduating class of 2008! Wow. This day arrived so quickly – this final high school farewell seemed so distant, but it snuck up on us before we knew it. School is tricky like that; one hour and fifteen minutes can feel as long as “”, while the end of the school year can come around as fast as “Brandon Holland running the 200 meter dash. The other three years went by quickly, but none accelerated as much as this final school year. And what an amazing time it has been, Walkerville – from grade nine to now, the experiences have been unforgettable, and small wonder, considering how incredible this school is and the amazing
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There are no walls that separate us; they have dissolved over these four years. This year I particular has been one that brought us closer together, through the good times and laughter, and the sorrow as well. This year, we mourn the loss of one true Tartan: Kyle Ouelette. I did not know Kyle very closely, but it was stirring to see the love that those closest to him had for their fellow tartan. It was also encouraging to see the support for any who needed it during this difficult time, as Teachers and students alike were there to comfort and help in any way. This support has brought us closer together as a grade, and we see the same kind of spirit in another case: that of our own Scotty Wilson and his current battle with cancer. He gives us another reason to show how Walkerville stands united behind its own, and the willingness of our teachers, students, and faculty to help a fellow tartan. However, the desire of these students to help those in need expands beyond the walls of this school, as was shown at Walkerville’s relay for life. As hundreds of students walked through the night along the path of luminaries, the character of our students was again shown as excellent, and walkerville demonstrated its unity in raising over ten thousand dollars for cancer.
I believe that this graduating class is a rare breed. Unique in the high level of respect that holds high in our words and actions. Unique in the sense that no one is…

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