Parents, teachers, families and friends, welcome and thank you for joining us for The Sobrato High School graduation ceremony for the Class of 2011! Graduation is a time to look back upon memories which have been made over the past three years. I am sure all of us have our own memories which we hold close to our hearts and make us grin when we think of them. Events which become very vivid in our minds are football and basketball games, dances, and especially time spent with our friends just doing whatever. It hurts to think of all these memories and then realize this time period in our lives is coming to an end but graduation is also time to look at what the future has in store for each of us. It is a very serious time, a time to take a look at what path our lives are going to take once the caps and gowns are taken off and we are thrust into a world which is not so well known to most of us. Will you be successful? Will you be unsuccessful? This success I am speaking about has nothing to do with worldly gains but is measured by happiness. Are you truly happy? Will you be five or ten years down the road? Begin planning for your future tonight, set goals. Figure out ways to achieve these goals and fulfill your dreams. Don’t let anything get in your way. If you do not like the path your life has taken so far, if it does not make you happy, re-route yourself, create your own path don’t just fallow the norm. Today is the beginning of the rest of our lives, graduates. Please grasp it and head down a path leading to success, which is measured by your happiness. Parents, teachers and friends, thank you for helping us to come this far. All of us appreciate the love and support.
To the graduating class of the year two thousand eleven, thank you for everything and congratulations.