High school has been time spent
growing, learning, and understanding;
time spent finding out who you are
and where you fit in the world.
It's been time spent
growing close to the people
you met along the way,
and time spent making memories.
Now that it's time to graduate,
hold on to your memories
and be proud of what you've accomplished.
As you graduate from high school,
remember that your diploma is a symbol
of the knowledge you've gained,
the goals you have set and achieved,
the friendships you have made,
and the person you've become.
But never stop striving and growing,
because there are other challenges that await you.
Though you'll be saying good-bye
to people and places
that mean a lot to you,
there are others waiting
for you to discover.
As you graduate,
I wish for you life's blessings:
people who love you,
dreams that come true,
strength of mind and body,
a few good, close friends,
and learning that never ends.