Senior Speeches

Hans Guo

"I truly understand why practice is necessary. It is something that can help us strive to achieve the goals that we have set for ourselves. Actions must match one’s desires."
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Ian Johnson

" I’ve learned to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. That is the best way to improve. For example, my band has opened for other bands that have been around for 35 years with fan bases way larger than ours. It was quite intimidating playing for an audience primarily of adults and to look out into the group and see the members of older bands we respect. But stepping out of your comfort zone forces you to grow."
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Jade Georgiades

Coming to RHP has allowed me to harness that confidence given to me by my parents and express myself in many new ways. This was through writing creative journals, designing a yearbook, and even spending a week of my summer working for Cameron in the office. Not only that but RHP has given me a family. I know that everyone tends to say that but really, RHP has provided me with a safe environment where I'm not afraid to be myself and make friends that I will keep for forever.
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Josh Michaels

It is always good to be ready for anything. In the short term, things rarely go according to plan. Being prepared for a situation that is unexpected is a vital skill to have.
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James Lewis

"From encountering setbacks in my life, I’ve learned the most important thing you can do is continue playing. Do not allow a setback to completely stop you on your path to achieving your goals. Surround yourself with people who will pick you up when you fall and push you to be successful."
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Amanda Gilligan

"Sometimes, in order for true growth to happen, we need to put ourselves in situations where we are uncomfortable. If I wasn’t presented with this situation, though scary, I would have perhaps never learned how to ride the subway. And moreover I would have never experienced the satisfaction in knowing that I am fully able to fend for myself."
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Sierra Runnells

If you are struggling with fixing a part of yourself or your life, take a step back and look at what lead you to that moment. Maybe you’re doing worse in school because you are spread too thin. With sports, homework, studying, being with friends, being a part of a demanding organization, working on personal goals, maintaining your image, allocating enough time to family, having a job outside of school, the modern student is overworked. Knowing that you aren’t performing well in one area because of other factors like these can put you one step closer to righting your situation. Take a break from the things that bring you down, regroup and approach the problem in a different way.
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Miles Dean

You have to understand that the internet can be truly awful. It gives a platform to some of the worst people in the world, and laughs in the face of anyone who doesn’t already know the tricks of the trade when they are first figuring it out. But it is the small things that make it worthwhile.
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Ben Byers

I can honestly say that initial love I had for RHP still remains and all that it has
afforded me. A school that is inclusive and promotes diversity. A school that encourages the least to BE and give their absolute best! A school that prides itself in some very grounded and fundamental principles like discipline minds, sound character, healthy bodies, and creative spirit.
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Sam Nicholson

My advice to you would be to not take the school you are at for granted. I went to pretty much every type of school there is just to find out that none of them can compare with this one.
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