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Graduation Speech

  • Date Submitted: 05/08/2016 10:15 AM
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Graduation/Class Day Speech
Senioritis, a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance. Well this supposed affliction has turned into a sickness that has been contracted by almost every student; and teachers don’t realize how lucky they are that we even complete our assignments. We wake up at 7:00 o’clock most mornings, after only a few hours of sleep, drag ourselves out of bed, and into our cars, half asleep, and, luckily, stumble into our classrooms. We have done this for the past 3 years. Now, a few weeks away from graduating, the expectation is for us to finish with the same determination we started with. Let me just say this…we are sick kids, we want out, we don’t want to be here anymore, we want to move on! So, please take some pity on us because we are seniors and we have taken enough punishment. Just let us go without a hassle, it’s not hard, give us all A’s and we will be out of your hair in no time.
Although our school is relatively new it is vastly different compared to all other schools in the district. Blue Valley Southwest is known as the school of rejects. Although the name sounds demeaning -- it isn’t -- it has never really bothered us because we have taken in kids from every other school in the district and been better for it. Our school is diverse comprised of some of the brightest individuals in the district and possibly even the state.   And every kid we take in, makes us that much better. Every student is equally as caring as they are kind and we have all come together to make the class of 2016.
They tell us not to look back, but to look forward towards our future, and to move on to the next stage of our lives where we are free from our parents, able to make our own decisions, able to do whatever we want whenever we want. But how are we supposed to do that when we have so much of our lives here. We started as immature freshman, wondering how we were supposed to...

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