Senior Speeches 2019-2020

Alli Losson

I have taught myself how to work within my skills and find successes in most anything to which I commit myself. Most importantly, I have discovered who I am and what is meaningful to me.
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Joyce Chik

I came to RHP my junior year, and I found myself improving a lot in just a few months. I started to put in effort in my schoolwork and actually started to believe in myself. I not only passed my math class for the first time ever, but also received a math award, which I’m still surprised about a year later.
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Kennedy Grindle

If you’re going to take anything from this speech, take this: Don’t ever change what makes you happy for other people. You will be so much happier when you just stop caring about what other people think.
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Troy Murphy Jr.

Change is not easy to overcome but I have started to see small differences around me and I have continued to trust others. Christianity is a lifestyle that I’ve learned to adopt not because my parents made me, but because of the positive effects that it has on my life. To me, it is all about knowing and catching my mistakes so that I can improve on myself daily and become the best person I can be.
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Naya Stroud

Change is hard, and everyone handles it differently. So if you’re not understanding something or making friends is difficult at the moment, just know that you aren’t alone. Everyone goes through tough times and as Coach Masson always says, “Just remember someone else has got it worse.”
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Katherine Hong

Even though I stopped dancing years ago. Having a positive attitude is one of the most important things that I learned from dancing. Life is like a journey. You have to face lots of obstacles during this journey. The attitude you choose to face those obstacles is very important.
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Marcus Chavez

All in all, don't let laziness and procrastination take over and reflect poorly on you as a student. Don’t forget about time and remember to always stay ahead of it. Don’t forget to take time for yourself either.
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Joselyn Quinones

Being vegan has allowed me to become more independent. I used to come home every day with food ready for me at the table, and the second I stepped in through the door I could smell my mom’s delicious food. Although I miss having cooked food ready to come home to, I started looking forward to cooking for myself. I still eat some form of the foods I was raised with, but I have adapted them a bit. I have developed a skill I think all of us need to live a sustainable life, I learned how to cook for myself.
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Connie Zhao

To me, life is like a sine graph, it goes up and down and up and down again, but the range is always from -1 to 1. Life may not ever exceed 1, but trust me, it won’t go below negative one either! Everything will be okay in the end.
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Alyssa Maxey

I understood that now. Stay true to yourself and keep pushing. Learn to bounce back and not let anyone keep you from doing what you want and achieving your goals. I learned that it's not the falling down, it's the getting up that matters.
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