“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” Thanks to Douglas Adams. His words made me realized that I am at the right track.
Some of you may not know that I spent my first two years of high school at Miriam College. I really liked it at MC. It had a lot to offer, especially good food, but I wonder why despite of MC’s generous offerings there was always something missing. It took me two years to find out what it was. It turned out that what I’d been looking for was the tight-knit family atmosphere that I have grown accustomed to at the grounds of Saint Claire. From then, I have really wanted to go back to Saint Claire, and so I did.
I was sceptical at first because it meant adjusting again and making new friends would be of no easy task, but it was not hard as I thought it was. Claireans are very friendly and such accommodating people. I quickly made friends with many of them and I got reunited with my old comrades. And after two years, I do not have even an ounce of regret from the decision I made. These past two years slipped so fast that I barely felt it. It is hard to believe that we are now finally graduating, leaving the school we considered second home. But of course I shall not forget to thank the people who helped us realized our dreams of becoming better individuals.
I want to thank Saint Claire Fountain of Knowledge for giving us a safe and fun learning environment. It has honed our skills and further developed our talents which only proved that it truly bring out the best in every child. Indeed, we would not be who we are now without the significant experiences that this school had given us.
Also, I would like to acknowledge the efforts of our dedicated teachers who shared with us not only their expertise in their respective subjects, but also the life lessons they taught. They treated us learners in the class and children after class. Their genuine dedication in the teaching profession inspired us to do well and that excellence should always be the gauge of our undertakings.
Definitely, I want to thank our parents, my parents especially, for sending us to a good school and for their continuous support. Throughout the years I learned that our parents are the only ones whom we can truly rely on despite all our flaws and all of the mistakes that we have honestly made. Now I can assert that they only want the best for us. On a personal note, I want to give special thanks to my sister Michel for inspiring me to reach for the top.
To my beloved friends and classmates, thank you for making my high school life awesome. Guys, I will truly miss the moments we shared together. How could I ever forget the times when we are deprived of enough sleep just to finish our school requirements? How about the echoing laughter at the cafeteria, the cheers and yells, the wide smile amidst our desperate hope to ace all the exams, and the secrets that we kept for years? Sad to say, the game is over. The curtain has been called signalling our final acts on stage. Farewell for now and till our roads cross someday, somewhere.
Finally, allow me to express my infinite gratitude to our dear Almighty God for His guidance throughout my academic quest. As I look back to where I have been, I can see footprints which tell me that I was never alone in the journey. God was always there and I believe will always be with us all through our lives.
Longfellow shared in his masterpiece The Psalm of Life that trust no future, however pleasant. Let the dead past bury its dead. Act,— act in the living present! heart within, and God overhead! Our graduation may mark the end of our adventurous high school life but commences a new battle of greater heights. Whatever we learned at SCFK should not be left behind because these lessons will serve as our guide to a better future.
The road ahead is still long and challenging but with our determination to reach for our goals and with the unceasing provident guidance of the Lord, we will surely make it. Together, we march forward and conquer the world.
Congratulations and may all our dreams do come true.