Good evening and welcome to the commencement ceremonies of the class of 2006. It has been a long journey, somewhere around 18 years, but we've finally reached the piece de resistance of our high school years.
I'm not very good at this sentimental thing, so I scratched up a little poem. Ladies and Gentleman, may I present to you, "Ode to the Class of '06."
ODE TO THE CLASS OF 2012
'Twas the night of graduation, and under the steeple
there were very, very emotional people.
Thoughts of the future, thoughts of the past,
memories which will always last.
It all started when we walked through the door,
How many years ago? -- -- "Oh it was four!"
Freshman year we started as prepubescent teens,
with backwards caps and saggy jeans.
We went through the teachers, one-by-one
Until we got the reputation of "being too much fun."
Religion for example, is a class where we behaved badly,
Mr. Blanchett's good byes were given quite gladly.
And so sophomore year came, like the soft summer wind,
and the memories of how badly we sinned,
faded away like an old pair of jeans.
In fact we were maturing, maturing as teens.
A new student joined us, who thought he was a preacher,
Oh, wait, I'm sorry, he was a teacher.
His name was Thinen.
Junior year arrived, and hence came harder classes,
but on a good note, gone were the smart-asses.
We matured, and conquered, and came out of our shell.
And shed the title, "Class from Hell."
Having a blast and emerging as leaders,
We met once again at 2617 Cedar.
As part of the upper-class, we acted superb,
partly because we weren't smoking any type of herb.
And when it was over, it started again,
the year in which we became all friends.
We became Seniors, mature and wise
and we developed the closest of ties.
And tonight we are here at the end of our high school careers
Encouraged by hope, but frightened by fears,
Our high school careers have come to an end,
Now bask in the glory of our class legend.
This is our saga, the tale of our evolution,
Watch us go forth and become part of the next revolution.
Be careful around us, watch what you say,
cause you'll be working for us someday.
If you were to ask any of...