Graduation Speech

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Well, this is it, the day all of us has been waiting for has finally arrived. It seems like only yesterday we were picking our noses and flicking them at innocent by standards or yelling childish phrases like ?Liar liar pants on fire!? or wait, that was yesterday. Nevermind.


The first day of kindergarten, we clung to our parents afraid of the new experiences that awaited us. We looked around at all of the other faces not sure what to think. Fear and doubt crippled us. Little did we know that this day was the beginning of a journey stock full of obstacles and rewards.

Ferris Bueller and icon of all that is high school once wrote, ?Life moves pretty fast, if you don?t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Though some of us will testify that these years have gone by much too slowly, most will admit that it has gone faster than most expected.

Kindergarten was a breeze. We learned the ABCs, made friends and drew a whole lot of pictures. Then we went into elementary. We saw new students join our classes throughout these long but short elementary years. Teachers could see boys and girls running away from each other screaming, "We, you got cooties!" Life was a breeze all the way through to middle school.

We came into middle school with no idea what to be prepared for. None the less, we made it. We were the youngest. Sixth grade was the beginning of our time at Farragut Middle School. We saw students join our classes and some leave throughout middle school. We became involved in sports, the opposite sex, and looking the best that we could. Finally eighth grade reached us. We graduated from eighth grade and...