Today you are graduating middle school. Some of you are sitting in your seats thinking “its just middle school, its not really even a big deal. ” I know that because that was me at the same time last year But it’s a big deal. Three years of your life are gone, some of you may believe you have nothing to show for these three years, but that could not be farther from the truth. You have grown, not Just In the getting taller sense- but In the sense that you are becoming the person you are meant to be.
You have developed your own ideas and your own sense of the world. You have learned many many things, even if you don’t believe so. You have challenged yourself without knowing and made the adults in your life so proud of you in Just three years. So what about the next four years you have here at Greenville? What will you accomplish? What about your years after you leave us? How many heights will you reach? The world Is yours. The world Is yours to conquer and to change. Maybe It will take you years to decide how you want to live your life, or maybe you already know.
Maybe you now now and will change your mind, and that is perfectly fine. Maybe you will start on a road that is not for you or maybe you will get lucky and take the correct path on your first try. You will get hurt and you will fall down. When this happens, chances are you won’t want to get back up, but you have to. If you let life keep you down you will go nowhere. So don’t listen to things people say about you, because the only opinion of you that matters Is what you think of yourself. Not everyone Is going to love you, actually a majority of people will hardly even like you.
But who really cares about those people? If they waste their time trying to knock you down, they obviously aren’t even worth me taking the time to talk about. You only have a short amount of time here, and you should use every minute of it wisely so when the time comes and your life flashes before your eyes you are not disappointed with what you see. So learn everything you can. Take advantage of every opportunity given to you. Stand up and use your words for good, and always remember to dance In the rain.
You’ll get mixed up, of course, s you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. And will you succeed? (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed. ) Kid, you’ll move mountains! So… Be your name Buxom or Boxy or Bray or Moroccan All Van Allen Ashes, you’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… Get on your way!