Good morning, students, teachers and parents,
I am very glad to stand here today, as a valedictorian of the graduating class.
At first, I would like to give my most sincere congrats to my fellow classmates. Three years ago, we, sixteen diverse while versatile teenagers met in a brand-new environment as the first class of students in LVCP.
And now, we have become wonderful young men and women, forming a perfect group that`s more cooperating and vital than any other classes I belonged to before. Please remember guys, you are all men of courage. You chose the school that is newly-found and unexplored, or if your parents choose it, you still have the blood of courage.
Anyway, we were brave to explore the unknown, to catch the opportunity. We felt confused, and also feared sometimes, about uncertainty of our future. But I have to say that we succeeded. Look what we have achieved: we have our first basketball team of school, thanks our captain Vergil for that!
And we had first Student Government as well; we were the first to represent LVCP to run for the Sports Meetings; we were the first to have Halloween Party and Christmas Party. We pioneered everything here, and everyone of us is a part of these great achievements.
However, personally, looking back to three years of school life, it was the darkest days of my life. Since everything I did was new for me as well, I made so much mistakes and experienced so much failures. It felt like no matter how much I try, I cannot meet the expectations of others. It was hard for me to accept the fact that I was neither the best nor could make the perfect. It made me low and diffident.
But I was fortunate to have so many friends here, who supported me even harder when I failed. And I must say special thanks to Laura who was our teacher during the first year. She was my true mentor who alarmed me of what I should do and helped me to focus on things that truly matter.
And I would like to thank my parents as well, for always instructing me to the correct path. I hope this can be the time when all graduating students can think of those who helped you during the three years and thank them with your whole heart.
For me, with all those enlightenment, I started to think straight. Yes I should be grateful for the time of failure. It made me humble. And it made me to realize, you are definitely not perfect but you are special. Even if you are not athletic, not pretty, or cannot get a good grade on the class or tests, as long as you try on your best, you are still important and great. I know that many of us have labeled ourselves as a certain type of person. But I firmly believe that you underestimated yourself; you are much greater than who you think you are.
From this moment, we should be in total charge of our life. Wheels are on us and we choose whether to let the car go wild or to hold the brakes firm. Harder ways are waiting for us now. Those who are still wondering, it`s time to wake up; those who are awaken, let`s cheer up.