Today, I take my last step into the building that has
taught me. Out of the past 14 years, nine out of 12
months, from 8 a.m. to 3:15, this home away from home
has seen my tears of anguish and desperation, but also
the smiles and laughter of triumph. It was here I
overcame my biggest problems and fears, but also
where I got them. When I leave today, I will never be
the same. I may come back here, but never as I was.
For I will be granted the great pleasure of walking this
stage where I will take my last and final steps. I will
walk out of the doors knowing I have
accomplished something I never thought I could.
My final goodbye to my friends who were there as I
grew, the teachers who taught me well, and last but not
least, my home away from home. I leave you for the
last time not as a student but as the adult you raised me