Graduation Day Speech

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Principal _____, Honored Guests, Students, Parents and Friends. Congratulations Class of 2010 - That felt good!
You have achieved the goal you set many years ago, what a fantastic success - well done! This wonderful highschool has been your home for some time now. I believe many of you will regret leaving here enormously. Someone very special in my life once told me, "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off of your goals." Upon entering high school four years ago, the majority of us had one goal and only one goal in mind, graduation. Many of us have heard people say that high school is the best time of our lives, so we better enjoy it. With that in mind, we thought that the next four years were going to be a breeze and before we knew it we would be out of here. Well, that is when reality hit us ... Some of you have achieved everything you wanted to and more. Some of you are just a little short of expectations but I fully believe you are very, very successful. I do hope you are proud of yourself. Certainly I know your teachers are! There is a great little quote:

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars. I hope you feel you have landed amongst the stars! Enjoy today. It is always worthwhile taking a breather and having fun! I hope your party is a real blast. Looking forward to your careers and life after college I truly hope you continue to reach for the stars. If you want to be the best person you can be you need to use your talents to their full potential. You must find something to challenge you; you will be sharper, happier and stronger as a result. I hope you find your passion. That will drive you to success. Many of you will have careers arranged already, I hope you love them! Some of you will not have decided yet.

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. I am sure all of you will reach for your own stars. As you do, you will become a person of...
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