Graduation Speech: It's Our Turn

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After 18 long years of waiting, it is finally our turn. After 13 years of schooling, some difficult, some not, it is finally our turn. After this last, excruciatingly long year of waiting, hoping, dreaming, it is finally our turn.

This day has been in the back of our minds since our first day of kindergarten, all those years ago. This year, amidst bouts of senioritis, today was all we could think about, that final day when it would finally be our turn to graduate.

However, it is not only our turn to graduate, but also our turn to assume full responsibility for the direction our lives will take. From this day forward, our lives are our own. We will now make decisions about our ...view middle of the document...

No matter what choice you make, it is important to remember that it is our time to make these decisions. For these things, it's our turn.

Our turn to play in the sandbox is over. No more playing tag in the park or with GI Joes. No more showing off the latest outfit on your Barbie or your newfound skill at riding a two-wheeled bike for the first time. We have learned our ABCs and 123s, said goodbye to Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street. Most of us no longer watch Saturday morning cartoons and we haven't had recess in seven years. Our turn for these things is at an end.

Now it is our turn to complete our education and begin our careers, wherever they may take us. It is our turn to become our own person in society, to make a difference in this world, to begin our new lives, and to succeed. Ladies and gentlemen, it is finally our turn.
My Turn On Earth by Carol Lynn Pearson

The world turns `round like a merry-go-round,
It lets some off and it takes some on.
Some horses are high and some horses are low,
Some turns are short and some turns are long.

The world turns `round like a Ferris wheel.
Sometimes you're low and sometimes you're high:
But even way down you never forget
The thrill you feel when you're touching the sky.

My turn! It's my turn!
It ends with death,
It begins with birth.
And It's my turn! It's my turn!
It's my turn on earth.

Well never mind just how long you stay,
The size or shade of the horse that you got.
Just see all the sights and hear all the sounds,
And feel the sun and you'll learn a lot.

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