We have waited for this moment all our lives, the moment when we leave our childhood behind and step into the world to forge our own paths in life. We have counted down the years, the months, the hours, minutes and seconds, and finally, that moment has arrived. I find myself not a little sad, for I will be leaving behind people that shaped my life and a place that is as much a part of my identity as the name I bear….. I will miss the delightful smells from the chemistry lab that waft their way through the ground floor.
Most of all, I will miss the very heart of my experience as a student; my friends and my teachers. Thank you teachers, for all that you have taught me – lessons that extended well beyond the four walls of a classroom. Thank you, all my classmates, for two wonderful years – for all the fun, the hysterical laughter and the valuable lessons we learned. Although we may be separated by time and distance in the interim, nothing will diminish the important role that you have and always will play in our lives.
I wish you happy adventures, fantastic new friendships, amazing experiences and the journey of a lifetime. Richard Bach says, “Can miles truly separate you from friends? If you want to be with someone you love … aren’t you already there? ” And so it is … and always will be with you as we carry you always close to our hearts. May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand Thanks to all of my teachers, for providing me with myriad opportunities for growth during my time here as a student. When we leave here today, we will take with us the memories of these seemingly trivial things. Memories that we will, nonetheless, cherish for the rest of our lives. And I hope that just as we take with us these memories of our school, we will leave behind our own imprint; an echo of the laughter we once shared a shadow of the students we once were