This is the season, once again, when many students experience the best part of schooling: GRADUATION. After spending most of their time studying and doing their school stuff, they will now enter another world, another phase of their lives... another milestone.
With that, I would like to share with you a sample of a graduation speech uttered in any school commencement or graduation programme. Others call it "opening remarks for graduation" while some tag it as "welcome remarks". I made this one to help you out. Get rid of anything that will stress you (and that even include preparing a speech)... so you can just be confidently beautiful (with a heart) on your big day!
I do hope it could serve as a guide/pattern for those students who were given the honor to address the guests, teachers, parents, fellow students and other event attendees.
To the graduating batch of 2016; Congratulations! Kudos!
Graduation Welcome Remarks
Distinguished guest speaker, _______________, respective guests, beloved teachers, alumni, parents and most especially my friends and fellow candidates, a blessed morning/afternoon/evening to you all.
We are all gathered here today to celebrate another milestone in the lives of the graduating class of 2016. Graduation is about endings and beginnings, a celebration of achievement and the commencement of a transition to a different chapter in our lives as young, productive and responsible adults.
This is indeed the moment we have all been waiting and praying for.
Today also marks our triumphs over rigorous academic training and challenges as well as the culmination of years of hard work, tons of sweat to achieve academic excellence and invaluable efforts to make us grow into someone we all want to be.
Hence, on behalf of the graduating class, I would like to express our sincerest appreciation and gratitude to all those who have helped us, in one way or another, in the realization of our purpose and pursuit of our aspirations.
To our loving parents, especially to Daddy __________ and Mommy ________, thank you for your unconditional love and sacrifices. Please know that without you and your selfless love, we won’t be where we are today. Maraming salamat po… and we love you.
To our proud guardians, families, friends, administrators, mentors, fellow graduating class, and to all of you, who have been our inspirations to move forward and continue living our dreams, please accept my warmest thanks and humble congratulations.
My fellow candidates, our diploma validates our degree, thinking it as our ticket to a brighter future. Well, let me ask you to think of an alternative: “Let us use it as our ticket to change the world and make a difference.”
Again, congratulations and welcome to the ___ th Commencement Exercise! God bless us all!
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