Senior Speeches

Reid Fong

So, if there's any lesson to be learned here, it is to not take the little things for granted. Whatever you have that may seem 100% normal to you, someone else doesn’t have. This teaching experience allowed my eyes to open to the differences in lifestyles and to be grateful for the things I have.
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Emma Anderson

As I have genuinely tried to understand other’s stories,  I have come to see their worth and can more easily empathize with their situation. I encourage us all to take the time to understand people before we judge them, and you’ll be surprised with what you find.
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Brendon Green

My insecurities still lurked at the edges of my head, but they didn’t affect my everyday life like they used to before. I grew comfortable with what I was doing, not feeling incentives or obligations to impress others. The fact that RHP centered itself around the student really helped my self-confidence in speaking out in a classroom setting. At my previous school, I was always nervous to say an answer in fear of getting the question wrong and people laughing at me. Now, I don’t care if I get a question wrong, as long as I learn the solution to the problem.
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Henry Morse

If you find yourself six thousand miles from Mexico on a tropical island called Saipan, spend a buck to have the worst taco of your whole life, just to become more appreciative of every other taco. If the view is better half a mile down the trail, hike that half mile, just to see the world from another perspective.  Life is about facing fears for the rewards that you may earn. To all of you proud and empowered Huskies in the room, I say go out. Face your fears. Experience the unknown. Create stories. Live life.
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Corey Hicks

I know that in life I won’t always succeed the first time I try something, but skating has taught me that perseverance is key.
It's also taught me patience. I know that in life I'm going to be faced with many obstacles, and I know that I'm going to fall. But the most important thing I've learned is to get back up, stronger than before.
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Logan Pellow

My time here at REN and the valuable education I’ve received has given me the tools to learn, strive for excellence, and not give up on myself. Like the little girl on the beach, the teachers and advisors here have put us, their students, first. They truly wanted what was best for me. When I didn’t believe in myself and wanted to give up they believed in me.
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Chris Koon

I am blessed by the grace of God as well as the people around me.  There is nothing I have to complain about. Life will never be perfect, but I need to be able to live with the results knowing that God has plan for me.  I hope everyone knows that they are here on this Earth for a reason.
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Annita Lin

This event also reminded me how lucky I am to have had a good life so far and to never be ungrateful for the things I have. I share this story because I want more people to be aware of some frightening situations that might happen to them. It’s also important to help others when you are able to. So this is just a reminder to be aware of your surroundings and trust your gut.
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Kelli Sakaguchi

Somewhere between 2018 and 2019, I learned that breathing can be difficult or easy. Some days, breathing is difficult; it’s a struggle, a burden. Other days, breathing is easy; it’s a gift, a blessing. It’s okay to have both kinds of days. And it’s easy to be kind to myself on good days when breathing is easy. But when I have bad days and breathing is difficult, it’s okay, I should still be kind to myself.
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Yian Deng

I learned how to use GuQin to express my emotions, and I was able to gain internal peace and balance through daily practice. I have many friends now who have made me feel welcome at my school here in San Pedro and I still enjoy sharing our culture within the school and community.
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