Principal Graduation Speeches -
Principal graduation speeches are great. You can use them as a guideline to structure your own personalized speech.
Use the aspects that are relevant to you; lose the parts that may be redundant and then...most importantly...add your own special personal touch.
Good quotes for graduation speeches leave a lingering and memorable note - so try and weave one or two pertinent quotes into your high school graduation speech.
PRINCIPAL GRADUATION SPEECHES
Good Evening Honored Guests , Ladies and Gentlemen - [insert specific details of special guests here if necessary]
A graduation ceremony is always such a special occasion - the culmination of years of hard work; the actualization of goals attained and the acknowledgement of successes achieved. So, it is only fitting that tonight we commemorate the road that we have all traveled together these last few years.
It has been a journey that started with tentative steps perhaps, but one that has taken us to remarkable heights. We have encountered some trials and tribulations along the way...soldiered on and come out the stronger for them. We have experienced exceptional moments, magical moments and created memories that will be fondly remembered in the years ahead.
Henry Ford wisely said, "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress and working together is success." As we look back over the last few years, certainly there was a beginning, and thankfully there was also progress and yes - undeniably we have been successful!
But let's begin where all good stories begin - at the beginning!
Who can forget when we all came together for the first time - nervous young students in the [insert grade], proud parents, the Board of Governors and a dedicated staff body. What a commencement ceremony it was, signaling what would be the start of wonderful things to come. Yes, we all came together with a common purpose in mind - to encourage and develop lifelong learning in the young Ladies and Gentlemen who sit before us this evening.
Steadfast, resolute and determined we all kept together. Day-by-day we focused on our goal, keeping together and working together. We faced some incredible and memorable moments - moments that we chose to use as stepping stone as we tenaciously pursued our common goals. And what progress we made, as just a few of the following highlights attest to:
[insert memorable moments or highlight - academic, sporting, cultural or community here to add your own personal touch]
The end result Ladies and Gentlemen of our coming together, keeping together and working together, in spite of the obstacles that we may have faced along the way... that end result is the Graduating Class of [insert year]. My, how proud we are of the success that they have made with the opportunities that they were offered. Congratulations, we are inordinately proud of you all!
You are ready, willing and more than able to grasp the torch that we bestow upon you- yours is the future and on you the world will come to depend.
May your years ahead continue to be characterized by empathy, compassion, objectivity and a willingness to take risks.
May you always lead by example and work hard and play straight.
May your successes be many and your tribulations be few and far between.
We wish you everything that you so richly deserve in the years ahead - it has been an honor and a privilege watching your progress and success!
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