Essay on Speech for Recognition Day

1309 Words Aug 28th, 2010 6 Pages
Like most of you today, my feelings are really overwhelming. I know, you guys are as excited about this event as I am so excited to speak before you today. Not so long ago, I was seating exactly where you are right now and hearing an inspirational talk from a guest speaker back then. Yes, I am but a proud alumna of T. Paez and soon you too will be part of the Alumni. I never really imagined myself addressing you for your Recognition Day.
I never thought I could be the right person to inspire you today. Nevertheless, here I am, years after I made my first wise choice.
That choice back in 1981 gave me freedom and life that I have today.
Today, T. Paez will name those outstanding students who brought honors to themselves, and to this
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Today you are seating here, others are watching around and waiting to be finally witnessed who the achievers this year. Let me tell you this, this event is not only for those who achieved something and pinned with medals but also for others to get inspired to achieve something. Medal is one thing and achieving is another thing. It does not mean that if you did not get any medal you can achieve anything later on. You may not be recognized today for your outstanding things you have done, but soon enough you will be recognized and applauded with need of any medal.
So what I am actually pointing out is that with or without the medals, you all can be achievers. WE can all be achievers. It is just a matter of choice and choosing the right one. Eventually, batch after batch you gain the freedom to exit through the portal of this school in order to face a new life and a new challenge, and to pursue your happiness based on YOUR CHOICE. You have been empowered to choose, and right here - right at this very moment, you need to reconsider the choice you have made before you finally get through with that gate (point the gate)-make your tough choice.
Why? Because this will eventually change the course of your lives towards the future, as you are heading towards you goals. This will change you and your personalities before the eyes of everyone. You must remember the road to success has

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