Free high school graduation speeches - your opportunity to say goodbye eloquently, memorably and fondly.
High school has come and gone and everyone is standing on the brink of a new chapter of their lives - fantastic opportunities beckon!
Before you turn the page that begins the next chapter of your life, take the time to say thank you and goodbye.
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FREE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION SPEECHES
Good Evening Honored Guests, Ladies, Gentlemen and Students -
Our high school years seem to have passed in a flurry of activities: courses attended, grades attained, extra curricular activities, social events and lesson learned. It is hard to believe that the next few months will see the Graduating Class of [insert year] facing new horizons and challenges.
Some of us may stay closer to home, some may move slightly further away and yet others may find themselves in a totally different continent.
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Where ever you may find yourself and what ever challenge you may have chosen to follow and explore - hold true to what shaped your yesterdays; acknowledge and appreciate what you are today and dare to be all that you can be tomorrow!
As the Graduating Class of [insert year] we need to express our gratitude for the wonderful opportunities that we were exposed to. Our thanks must go to all the staff and the management of [insert name of high school]. We are privileged to have attended this school. [Insert name of school] offers a world class education - of that we have no doubt. As we make a relatively smooth transition into life beyond school, I am sure that the fine education that we received will stand us in good stead - time and again.
Our thanks must also extend to our parents and guardians. You have remained committed to our education, but more importantly, you have remained committed to us. You have stood by our sides, even when things may have seemed a bit rocky - steadfast and constant - stability in a time of turmoil, hesitancy and our quest for independence.
Today, we stand on the brink of a new chapter in our lives. Take a moment to reflect on everything that we have achieved. Take a moment to look back and to see and appreciate just how far we have all come. Today is our opportunity to acknowledge our accomplishments.
Some may have achieved more than others with relative ease. Some may have had to work harder...may have had to dig deeper to find the resolve to continue to meet the challenge - and perhaps some may have let opportunities pass them by?
Either way, today, you need to acknowledge where you are. You may find that your high school years were years well spent. You may find that you regret some of the opportunities that you allowed to slip by. Acknowledge them, accept them and then prepare to move on...to tomorrow!
You need to dare to dream to be all that you can be tomorrow.
Dale Carnegie said, "The person who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to DO and DARE!" This is the challenge that lies before you this evening. Dare to be all that you can be.
Dare to chase your chosen career -
Dare to excel -
Dare to go the extra mile -
Dare to show compassion -
Dare to make your mark in the world -
Dare to have empathy -
Dare to be the best you can be... and then DO it!
Overly simplistic? Probably. Within our reach? Definitely!
My thanks and fondest best wishes go with you one and all.
Free high school graduation speeches - this speech is written from the viewpoint of a graduating student.
Change the "we" and "our" to "you" and "your" and you'll have a speech that can easily be adapted to the viewpoint of an educator.
Good luck - remember...dare and then do it!