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Dulce Danielle Alvarado gave the salutatorian speech at Austwell-Tivoli High School
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Well class, looks like we made it. It seems like just yesterday half of us were in Mrs. Pittman’s class learning our ABC’s and 123’s. Now look at us, about to graduate, and journey off into our own lives.

Honestly, I would have to start off by just letting you know how unique our class is. Our class always manages to make the best our of the worst. We find a way to have fun and enjoy every minute we are together. Our class has had a unique type of bond. When one of us was feeling down or upset, there was always another there to help us and talk the situation out.

We couldn’t hide anything from each other, because we could reach each other like a book.

Class, we have been through a lot together, so much that it would take me days to talk about everything we have been through, and all I have to say is thank you. Thank you for always being there for me through the best of times and the worst of times.

I would also like to thank the teachers. Ma’am, for helping me gain the skills to write and deliver this speech. (Not an easy task at all) Mr. Hanselman, who taught me about five different ways to figure out just one sing math problem. Now, when you stop to think about it, that’s a whole lot of math. He not only taught me math, he also encouraged me everyday for the past few weeks to turn in all of my scholarship applications. Then there is Miss Tate and Mrs. Simmons. I thank these ladies tremendously from the bottom of my heart. The two of you have been there for me everyday since my first day of Jr. High. Miss Tate has taught me to love reading and Mrs. Simmons has taught me just about everything there is to know about computers. Then there’s Coach Lumpkins, Coach has taught me how to be part of a team and to never ever give up. Now, who can forget about Ms. Porter? Ms. Porter, thank you so much for everything you have done for me this year. You have helped me with just about anything I can possibly think of, from revising my scholarship essays to sending me an e-mail reminding me to turn them in. You have been a big help to me this past year, and I thank you so much.

Just like the way that the teachers have been there for me every step of the way, I could not forget to thank the two main people that have been there for me every day of my life since the day I was born, my parents Jeanette and Daniel Alvarado. Mom and Dad, thank you so much for everything you have done for me. You two provide me with everything I need, you support me in everything I do, and you are always by my side, even when I’m a pain. Mom, thank you for always being there for me when I needed someone to talk to. We may not always agree on the same thing but now I know why you always said “you’ll see when you’re older.” Dad thank you for always being there for me and providing with everything I need in life. Daddy, don’t worry I’m always still going to be your baby girl. Words can not explain how happy I am that you two are my parents, and believe it or not I do appreciate every thing you have ever done for me.

Now class, I would just like to say that I am never going to forget about all the great times we have spent together. Whether it was hanging out after school, or just talking (when we could sneak a couple minutes) in class, every minute was worth it. Seriously, our class has seen and been through it all. From the time Krystal got pushed off the slide by Ryan, causing her to break her arm, to the time Casey got pushed down by Clay, because he didn’t want to get beat by a girl. Yes class, just for you I will say it, how am I ever going to forget about the time I ran into the pole? Our class is the type of class that no other can replace. We have Ryan, the one who was always in trouble for laughing and talking to Casey during class. Krystal, Krystal is my cousin by title but yet sister by heart. Krystal always managed to keep a smile on her face, even when it was a bad day. She was always there to help out any one of us that needed her help. BJ, the man to go for a supply of gum that is not allowed on campus. BJ was always open to everyone anytime anything was wrong. Now Casey, Casey always had a joke to say. Even though at times the jokes were not so nice, she always managed to make the class laugh in the end. Then there is Juan, the man who always managed to sit behind the computer and keep whatever he was doing private, because till this day we still have not managed to figure out what he does. Then we have Norma, the girl that comes up with crazy drawings ad poems to give us a laugh to pass by time. And we can’t forget about Clay, the only cowboy in the class that loves to rope on weekends and still manages to make it to be on Sunday nights to get up for school. Then there is Carlos, the man that has been a big motivation and a tremendous help to the High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team. His love and dedication for the game not only helped the team, but helped the school improve our school spirit as well. Last but not least, Victor, the one who has never liked afternoon classes but was always around to give the class a laugh about something or start up the “remember when” chain. If it wasn’t for all the fun moments we had, we would never be know as the class of “Memory Lane.”

Now class after, tonight we may not be able to see each other everyday or talk everyday, but I know when we do meet again it’ll be just like the way it was in high school, sitting back talking about the good old days. So class, I end with this, this is not a good-bye; this is a good-luck to all the opportunities that lay before us as we journey off to begin our won lives. Good luck class in everything you do, and may Good Bless Us All.

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