I will be honest. I am not one who excels at writing speeches that convey my emotions as I want them to. To be completely truthful, I can convey almost all emotions through writing but my own. And what more is there to say? I am sure all of it has been said before.
In all honesty, I didn’t like this class when I first came in. I am not talking about world literature only, but I am talking about the entire graduating class of 2018. As someone who had just transferred in into a new country and a new school in his freshmen year of high school, I didn’t quite feel accepted into this culture of ICS. There were already very strong bonds in place between the friend groups of this class, and I didn’t feel like I could quite possibly integrate into a group under those circumstances. And so, I didn’t try too hard either.
So yes, when I first came in, I didn’t like this class. I had wished and often wondered as to what might have happened if I had come into a class above or below this. And if I confess, I always saw me getting along better with those classes than this one.
But that was then. Then is not now. Now I can confidently say that I am glad that I was placed in this class. Sure, it took a while, but that made the journey more worthwhile. I still don’t know a lot of you as well as I might have liked to, but I know enough. We may not be the best of friends, but it won’t take that for me to be up here now and tell you that I will miss all of you.
The time has come to leave. And I have been in denial this entire time. I didn’t want to leave because it was so comfortable here. And you all have a lot to do with that. And I still don’t want to leave. And as cheesy as it may sound, as repetitive as it may be, I do want to state that even if our time is up, and even though none of our paths may ever cross again, the memories I have gained for the past 4 years I have been in this class- I will cherish till the end of forever, and then forevermore.