Farewell Speech Essay

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Good morning Mr. and Mrs. Pearson, Mr. Bosman, Mr. Wood, members of staff, parents, family, friends and gentlemen of Bishops. I arrived at White House, nearly 5 years ago, on the afternoon of the 11th of January 2010, nervous but excited for the new chapter that lay ahead. The first person I met upon arrival was a 6 foot 4 giant. I strolled up to him and said “Good afternoon Sir, I’m Jordan”. He replied with, “Hi Jordan, my name is Daniel Lombard and I am your dorm mate.” As the words left his mouth, my jaw dropped – I was flabbergasted. From that moment on, I knew I was in for an exciting journey. At last year’s prize giving, I said that “We, (the grade 11s at the time), were eager to lay down our mark, serve our school well, and leave a legacy that would never be forgotten.” The achievements of this class have been nothing short of extraordinary with South African representatives…show more content…
Pearson and Mr. Jacobs for all their support and guidance with respect to my role this year. Also thanks to the Heads and Deputy Heads of Houses who have done a great service to the school and have left their own special mark in their respective houses. I have now reached the part of my speech where I am now going to try and offer a few words of wisdom. Before I attempt this, however, I believe it necessary to mention that I have been made fully aware by some of my friends that there is a certain amount of pressure on me this morning. To quote Jonathan Sheefeni: “If you do not make me cry, you have failed as a Head Boy!” Sheefeni, standing up here at the moment, I cannot explain how much I want to make you cry – a good upper cut to the jaw might do the trick, but it’s probably not what you had in mind. I must confess that I was guided in the right direction by some of the greats. Besides my Dad and Mr. Jacobs, the first great I turned to was Confucius and he said: “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be

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