Senior Speech

Topics: Teacher, Mother, Family Pages: 4 (1543 words) Published: February 12, 2014

Who am I? What will people think of me? These are two important questions that will effect my future. The chapter of my highschool life is coming to an end and soon I will begin a whole new one. Being students at St. Thomas Academy, much is given to us. Mr. Ziebarth calling us “pansy-ass prima donnas” may actually be true, but after this year, the “country club” is over. I’ll be off by myself, and my best assets are the qualities and virtues that I have learned and experienced over the past 18 years. Each one of my family members has taught me a certain aspect that will help me in college and throughout my life. My dad has always made it his goal to teach me how to be responsible, and that’s exactly what he’s done. I have watched my father run a growing carpet business for my entire life. He let my mom stay at home and take care five boys and took it upon himself to financially provide for us. Ever since I was little, I have had chores to do. If the chores were done, he would find some other job for me to do. I hated doing these chores and still do today, but I have learned that my dad was trying to teach me more than just discipline, he was teaching me responsibility. He set expectations for me and then taught me to work beyond them. For example, when I mow my neighbors lawns, I don’t just do what I feel is good enough, I take the time to do it right. I take responsibility in any mistakes that I may have made, and take pride in the good work that I do. Responsibility is a quality that is vital to success and I am glad to have been taught it. While my dad is teaching me how to be responsible, my mother’s generosity and selflessness has shown me how to put the needs of others before my own. Mom has her own little business at home: taking care of five boys. Every morning she had to get up, make breakfast, make lunches, make sure everyone was dressed and ready and then drive us all to school. On top of managing five chaotic boys, she makes dinner...
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