“The tassel’s worth the hassle!” Yes, we waited for three years, nine months and twenty-nine days for this day to come. Now, my fellow graduates, today is the day of our rejoicing. Congratulations!
However, Graduation Day does not only mean wearing caps and gowns and receiving diplomas and awards. More than these, it means facing another set of challenges on our next journey.
“The roots of education are bitter but the fruit is sweet.” Remembering all hardships from the past four years—coming to school and cramming for unfinished projects and homework, reviewing for exams, innumerable activities, surprise quizzes, sleepless nights, friendship troubles and everything that has been part of high school life—I just wanted to scream that finally, they are over!
My senior year had been a very tough year and there were lot of times that I really wanted to give up. But it never happened because of the people who always showed their undying love and support. And truly, “as long as God is there, giving up is never a choice.”
To my parents and sisters—my ever loving and supportive family—thank you for the guidance, help and knowledge you imparted. You taught things I will never learn on my own. Thank you so much and I love you.
To my teachers and mentors, thank you for the training and for the lessons you taught me. I will never forget your patience in teaching us. What I am now is partly because of you. I will remember and keep the things I learned and use them as guide as my journey unfolds.
To my friends and classmates, thank you for all the times you’ve been there for me and accepting me as I am. Thank you so much for the support and how...