Salutatory Address Fellow graduates, schoolmates, parents, teachers, beloved principal, guest speaker, good afternoon! It is the day of commemoration; indeed, all of us are gathered here to recognize our 6 years of struggle, hardships and enjoyment as pupils. A new chapter of life for each and every one of us will now soon unfold, yes; this is not the end but the beginning of new adventures in the bigger world. Our journey maybe longer than our elders, but these longer years will take us to a successful life we wanted.
We are already halfway done, will you be discourage because of another 6 years run? We must not! Every single one of us has something to offer, and we have responsibility to ourselves to find out what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide, thus K-12 program is milestone where anyone can shine on their own. This program offers us a variety of fields which we can choose for ourselves. Fields where we can enhance our giftedness, environment where we can fit in, and visualization of ourselves for the next 15 years will be clear view.
Where you are right now doesn’t have to determine where you’ll end up. No one writes our destinies for us, you will write your own destiny. We make our own future. We need every single one of us to develop our talents, skills and intellect so we can solve our most difficult problems. If we don’t do that – if we quit on school – we’re not just quitting on ourselves, we’re quitting on everyone around and looking out for you. Whatever you resolve to do, please commit to it.
We have to really work at it, devote in it, and make every way you could think of to achieve it, because education is always there to offer guidance and enhancement all we have to do is be passionate about it and do not take chances for granted. We may be parting ways today, but I know in the next future we will see each other as professionals, which K-12 helped us to be. In behalf of the graduating class of SY 2012 – 2013, I am proud to welcome you all in the 45th closing exercise of our alma mater Goito Pimentel elementary school. Once again, good afternoon.