“No matter how hard life is, one has to hope for happiness. Sorrows and failures are to be accepted as milestones towards success.”
To our guest speaker __________________, school administrators and officials, teachers, parents, classmates, fellow students, guests, ladies and gentlemen a pleasant (morning or afternoon).
Today is a happy day for all of us. It is a day of celebration as we students of this school finish our elementary education. It is not a simple accomplishment. All of us know how we graduates struggled, burned our midnight candles just to pass our examinations and submit our school requirements. Further, at some point in time, our parents experienced financial difficulties but by God’s grace, we were able to accomplish the tasks laid before us successfully. Definitely, God is good.
Leaving the portals of this school which I loved since prep school is not easy. It is from this academic institution that I learned to value the importance of education in one’s life. With that in mind, I gave my best efforts in my studies. Excellence has become my battle cry. The basic education the school has taught me laid down a strong foundation that will help and guide me as I continue my studies and pursue my ambition in life. I know I would be successful for I have anchored my faith in God, molded by the Christian values the school has imparted and with the unconditional love of my parents who patiently provided me with advises, love and support me for all my needs.
Life at school has become meaningful and was shaded with different beautiful colors as days pass. It can be compared to movies or “teleseryes” on television. There is drama. There is comedy, action and adventure. The different activities we have joined and actively participated completed our academic training. We were not only confined to the four walls of the classroom but at the same time encouraged to bring out our hidden talents, skills and potentials.
Sharing one’s self to a classmate or to a friend is such a great joy. Spending time and letting that someone know that you care is a gift from God. These give me good memories of elementary years that I will cherish as I continue my walk and my journey in life.
I have so many reasons to be thankful and be grateful. For the people that have threaded my life so far - my family, teachers, relatives and friends, thanks for being a part of my life and I share with you this victory that I have for I know without your help, prayers and support graduating with honors would not be possible.
To my fellow graduates, there is something good and great in store for all of us. We can be what we want to be – engineers, doctors, teachers, accountants, nurses or whatever course or careers each one of us may pursue, with prayers and dedication we will be successful marked with flying colors someday.
Lastly, may I share to you this popular quote, “What we are now is God’s gift to us but what we will become is our gift to God.”
Thank you and God bless us all.