To our commencement speaker, distinguished guests of honor, school administrators and program heads, our beloved principal and assistant principal, brilliant teachers, supportive parents, my fellow candidates, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon and welcome to the 2018 STI senior high school commencement exercises!
Two years ago, we first set foot on this campus with our hunger and thirst for knowledge, for skills, and for new meaningful experiences. Two years ago, we held onto nothing but the promises of this reputable academic institution. And soon we fully embraced these promises of real-life education, we have started living out the STI way of aiming higher. Yes, we have aimed higher for ourselves, and so we are here today on the pedestal of greater excellence and remarkable academic achievements.
In a matter of minutes, we will reap the fruits of all those we have just sacrificed for the sake of true education. My fellow candidates, may we all remember those sleepless nights, those daunting class presentations, those stressful examination weeks, and those that have made our senior high life more challenging and exciting. Today, may these vivid memories of succeeded challenges and met expectations add extra sweetness to our victory.
Soon we receive our diplomas that certify our successful completion of all our academic workloads, may we also not forget to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all who have extended their support, encouragements, and love for us to make our journey more meaningful and memorable.
To our principal and assistant principal, our highly competent teachers and all the school staff, you have just made a very good job. Congratulations!
To our beloved parents and guardians, our deepest appreciation of all your efforts, support, and guidance. True enough, we could not reach this without you. Finally, your sacrifices have paid off. Congratulations and thank you!
To the graduating class, my advance congratulations! Yes, we have just nailed it! In a few more seconds, I would like to propose a slow clap, since we don’t have champagnes and wine glasses for a toast, for we all deserve to be here in this momentous occasion. This may have been the end of our senior high school years but just the beginning of a more challenging journey.