Good morning families, teachers, and guests. It’s an honor to have you here at Captain James E. Daly Elementary to congratulate us for moving on into middle school. I’d first like to tell you about my past at this school. There have been good times and bad times but the ending is great.
It all started in 3rd grade. I was a new student and I was very shy. I thought I wasn’t going to make any friends because I never talked to anyone. But then after a few days I got to know people and talked more often and before I knew it I was in 4th grade.
During 4th grade I was excited about coming to school to see my friends. But it turned out I was wrong. My friends were fine but it was complete chaos. There were students back talking teachers, kids getting angry for no reason, and people storming out of classrooms. We barely learned a thing with all this going on. So kids just counted the days until the last day of school.
In 5th grade the first few months were good but later on people started being mean to each other. Especially me. I felt so bad about myself. I wanted to hide away forever. But then I realized that I had friends. My real friends were the people that protected me, the people that made me feel better, the people that forgive me no matter what. Those friends were Abby, Eva, Yanci, and Nyima.
My goals for the future are a bit complicated but I hope to achieve them. My goal is to go to the University of Maryland and get a degree in culinary arts and go to cooking school. As a kid i’ve always cooked meals for my family and I want to advance my skills. Maybe open a restaurant if I train hard enough. But unlike anyone else, I have a backup job if my first doesn’t work out and that is a veterinarian because I prefer to care for animals than people.
I hate to see everyone go but it’s not like i’m gonna miss them any sooner. But I think middle school might be a big change for me and everyone. Meeting new kids, getting new teachers, learning new subjects? That sounds awesome to me. But when we all leave of we should remember: No matter how much you think you hate school, you’re going to miss it when you leave.