8th Grade Promotion Speech

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PROMOTION SPEECH 2013
Do you remember the first day of Middle School? When you stepped onto campus, and noticed how big this school was, looking for faces you recognized. And when you did, you ran up to them and talked to them like they were the most important person in the world, so you wouldn’t feel so awkward. You told them how nervous and happy you were. Here we are, three years later. Sitting in our dresses and whatever, knowing that in two months, we'll be doing the same thing at a different school. And if you look around in your seats, you'll notice that these are the people you've spent almost every day with, knowing that you wont be seeing all of the same faces next year. Faces that you may have just met this year. And faces that you will remember for the rest of your lives. Middle school is over and we can move on to bigger and better things. Maybe not better, but definitely bigger. Can you believe it? Because I can't. We have spent almost the whole year thinking that this day would probably never come. But here it is. This is it, the day we aren't 8th graders anymore. But we'll still remember what happened here at this school. I know I will. When you look at the future, where do you see yourself? Because we can't tell where we are going. Only that it's that way, and we can't go back. But we can look back. We'll still remember everything we did here. All the friends we've made, the things we've done. Everything. And we will carry all of that through our lives. We can look back on the days where we have just sat on the grass in the sun, talking to our friends. Having the strangest conversations that even today don’t make sense. Three years we've spent at the same school, walking the same halls. Three years worth of new friends, new faces, and new people. New people that have become my best friends. And with those people we have had experiences that we will never forget. We will remember all the places we’ve sat at and the conversations we've had there....
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