Senior 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. Anyways.

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 enjoyed our summer thinking about becoming a freshman in high school. When September rolled around, butterflies hit.

Once again we were the youngest, but it wasn't so bad. We made new friends and lost old friends. We challenged ourselves with difficult classes and took easy classes.

Throughout high school we looked forward to this day. The day that our journey would end. We have overcome all the obstacles and received all the rewards for doing our best.

Tonight we receive the ultimate reward, our diplomas.

Henry Adams once wrote, "A teacher affects eternity, he can never tell where his influence stops." This is s true, every teacher here has taught us much more than the textbook curriculum. Ever teacher here tonight has given us students something we will use or remember for the rest of your lives. I really don't think people understand or appreciate the time and effort out teachers have put into us Thank you Farragut High School for all the wonderful memories. Thank you parents for your support. Thank you teachers for teaching us your knowledge. Thank you for attending tonight.