Good afternoon everybody! As a representative of graduating class, I am honored to be chosen by the graduation class to make a speech on behalf of all the graduates. Today I am here to say thank you to the teachers and all of our parents on behalf of the senior students.
Firstly, after three years of tense and busy study, my state of mind at this moment is just the same as all the graduates. Although, I am joyful, the memories and nostalgia will follow me for a lifetime. All sorts of feelings come forth…excitement, nervousness, anxiousness, and overwhelming happiness. I want to say thank you to all of the teachers at CIS on behalf of the graduating students; it is exactly your efforts that gives us sufficient knowledge to succeed but also the space to grow. It is exactly your concern and love that allows us to confidently face all difficulties and hardships that may lie ahead. It is exactly your care that allows us to complete our studies successfully obtain the opportunity of studying further. It is exactly your tolerance that makes us learn to live in accordance with our own style, ideals, and interests. Your selfless dedication grants us with harvest and growth. You possess extensive knowledge and teach us without reservation. Your considerations have made our lives full of warmth and made CIS feel like a home. Each of your unique personalities and charm have been impressed upon us. Your training and guidance has allowed us to forge a path on our road to adulthood. I sincerely thank you! I will remember two talkative principals forever, the warmth of Ginny, humorous Megan, active Ben, gentle Miranda, rigorous Blair, the judo of Jonathan, caring Ivy, lovely Jane and the earnest Ben who taught us mathematics in our very first year. Meanwhile, I also want to thank all the staff at CIS, including those who have left Freya, Winonna, Meili, Maggie, Mandy and Eric. All of you make me feel incomparably warm during the last three years.
However, in addition to all the staff of CIS, there are a group of people who supports us silently－－our parents. Parents are the first teachers of children. They help us to differentiate good and evil, right and wrong, and the general concept of beauty, ugliness and morality. They cultivate us with compassion, responsibility and honest traits, including communication ability, good life, and learning habits. In these three years, they were caring for us all the time, and they supported our every decision without complaint. I am here to thank all the parents on behalf of all the students; thank you for your selfless dedication. Thank you for supporting your children to take the international class. Your decision grants us with a better future, and meanwhile, we also made friends who are just like our families here.
In these three years of high school we have experienced an incredible amount of life. Not just school and education, but we have learned about ourselves. We always thought that we are adults, even in Grade 10, but now that it is time for farewell, we find ourselves full of sorrow, realizing that we will be missing the connections we have and the love we were given at CIS. Lastly, let’s make a common wish; wish our school to have a bright and glorious future. We also sincerely wish each teacher and parent to enjoy a good health and a long and fruitful working life. Finally, we wish to all the future graduates to continue to create a better life, not only for yourself, but for the others around you. Thank you! Thank you all!