Senior Speeches


Senior Speeches

  • My time spent with my sisters has been quite the rollercoaster, but I have been taught lessons that I will bring with me throughout my life. 
  • Scott reminded me to have fun and to be excited about what I love. He taught me to push myself and to be passionate. 
  • Even though it was a short period of time, I will forever be grateful for the time I spent with Darian.
  • To me, change meant growing up. It was a sense of maturity, and discovering the values and priorities in my life. 
  • Shattuck has given me so many things to be thankful for. A better team for me to play on, a better education for myself, and a brighter future. 
  • The community of Shattuck-St. Mary’s is like none other. The unconditional love and support from everyone really shows what kind of people we are and I’m proud to call this place my second home.
  • But other than finding out that we all don’t speak the same, you start to understand what makes you, you. That’s where SSM allows really you to grow.
  • Through my excessive studying, I reassure myself that I most likely will not fail. In the end, I do get great grades, but I often miss out on life.
  • Take the opportunity to do random things, whether it’s in modules and service projects or somewhere else, go out, engage, and come back with anything you learn from the experience. It can be good or bad. Either way, you learn.
  • If you take Latin 5, don’t just hang out with the other students in Latin 5. Seriously. I’m the only student in Latin 5 this year, and hanging out by myself after school has been a complete disappointment.
  • I believe all of you have something you can learn from a hobby, an interest, a sport… bring what you have learned to your life. Every fall means something. You stood up, you learned, and you kept on going. 
  • I have spent countless hours on the “how, why, what and what if” that surrounds this particular tragedy, but today as I am standing here, I believe that experiencing this life-changing event the way that I have has ultimately made me a better person, friend, student, sister, daughter, and even acquaintance.
  • I missed the days that we were the twins everyone thought of as the same person, right down to our names. I still do miss those times, but I now value the lessons that being away from him taught me. 
  • This may be my most valued learning from my time here at SSM - that life is not just about the “what” and what we may achieve, but it is equally about the “how” and how we get those things done. 
  • I don’t know what my future will be and which college I will finally end up at, but at least I know I already have walked this far step by step with no qualms upon my heart. 
  • There’s only one of each of us, so don’t rob the world of who you are because you stay in your box. Step out, notice the life around you, and shine a light so bright, it makes the stars envious.
  • I am telling you this story because I have come to the realization that Julian was a blessing to me, all be it too short, and that I will cherish him and miss him for the rest of my life.
  • I may have left this world for 23 minutes, but something brought me back and made me stay.
  • I was convinced that there is a particular formula for happiness and if you get it wrong, good luck. 
  • When I was in kindergarten, my teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I said, “Happy.” 
  • Here are four things I have learned in high school.
  • During my time at Shattuck, however, my brother has grown into exactly what my mother predicted: my best friend. 
  • A wish for his younger brother: I want him to someday surpass me and become a hero of his own. 
  • And next time you are incapable of plowing through a wall I want to encourage you to look around the wall.
  • The first time I came to this campus, I knew that my life was going to change.
  • I know now to be thankful for my family, even if it looks different from most other people’s families...
  • My faith is what has driven me and will continue to push me through the rest of my life.
  • Black women will always be too loud for a world that never intended to listen to them in the first place.

  • Just keep going, strong and confident, and let yourself shine. 
  • It’s how we react to the unexpected and even tragic events in our lives, that’s important.