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Scout’s Graduation Speech

Categories: Adolescent Program / Events / For Parents / Why Montessori

Please take a moment and read through Scout’s remarks, which she gave during our Recognition Ceremony in May.  Each year, our Adolescent Community (Junior High) graduates are asked to give a short speech during the Recognition Ceremony.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing their words.  

“When in Seventh Grade I was told that I would have to write a graduation speech, I didn’t think much of it.  I haven’t thought much of it since, so when it came time to write one, I didn’t know what to write. It’s not that I don’t have tons of hilarious stories, including but not limited to bear traps, an unnecessarily sparkly Egyptian project, falcon kicks, pizza, exploding tomatoes, and getting stuck behind subway turnstiles.  But telling these stories of mass hilarity makes it seem like I’m saying goodbye, and with this school, you can never really say goodbye.

Because with this school, no matter where you move to next, you’ll always have the support of this wonderful community.  So next year, when I’m wandering the halls of my new school, I’ll think about all those fun times I’ve had with the people I’ve known forever.  I’ll look forward into the crowded halls and cherish the experiences I’ve been so lucky to have had.

There are certainly things I will miss dearly about this school, like grooving with my life twin, the cardboard fort crew, Iris’s and my secret handshake, discussing my love for TV shows made for seven-year-olds with Annie, exchanging smiles with my Primary teacher, and seeing my mom as school every day.  But what I’ll miss most of all is being in this environment where you learn your way.  And that’s why this isn’t a goodbye, because I will remember it forever.”