of what we are accepting of our life tomorrow. Many of us here didn’t know their value and they do not know who they are because of what people said about their life. And I was one of these people too. I remember when I first moved here in 2013, at that time I was in 8th grade I didn’t know how to speak English. I was so desperate and I did not know what to do with my life. People were blaming me at every second because I was not able to read, speak, write or listen. I went to white school and that was the biggest challenge for me as a black African American woman. I’ve been hated, beaten, insulted and treated badly by students. I even was about to drop out of school because I feel like I was not in the same range as other students in my school. I lost hope and I couldn’t do anything by myself because I was not able to handle anything on my own. One day I was walking on the road
by myself and said I know I will lose and fail but I will not give up on myself because losing makes us even stronger. Failure is something that everyone must be willing to accept and it is one of our qualities that helps us learn new things B From ourselves and prepare us for a better tomorrow. I know every one of us here has failed, but No Matter how buried it gets, or how lost You feel, You must promise me that you will hold on to hope and keep it alive. We have to be greater than what we suffer. My wish for you is to become that hope. Even if we fail, people need that. I will miss you all very much. And congratulations to the class of 2018.
- Fall '14