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11. Posted by Peter (Admin 5791 posts) 11y

Ha ha ha, that's fantastic Greg! Sounds like a very meaningful speech :) It's probably meant a great deal to those who were in the room!

12. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

What about the poor tree. There's one less tree in the World .

I heard on the news of a similar speech this year, the vala. gave a couple one liners of how what he had learned was somewhat useless, etc.... so they CUT the mic, and his next line was how he was only joking. And noone heard that or any other part of his speech.

13. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Don't feel bad for the tree. They actually got the school council president to plant the tree instead.

14. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Oh good! I had trouble sleeping last night .

15. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

I never attended a graduation ceremony. I graduated from High School in France, and as far as I know "prom night" and stuff is more of an american or a least "english" way of life?!

However, I did study in Montreal, French-speaking Quebec, but American way-of-life if I can say so... I didn't graduate from College (cegep) in May, as most of my friends, but a month after (I had to finish a course) and my graduation ceremony was plan the following January!! I didn't go, busy with other stuff.
Then from University there was no ceremony either. I moved out of town a month after the last lesson, anyway.

BTW, I have a bachelor's degree in Music Performance from the Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal. (sounds cool, huh!) -no comments-

16. Posted by abcdf (Full Member 557 posts) 11y

I love traditions..

I dont think my school had any but some of the other schools my friends went to makes me wish I had switched schools. I love when the speakers are funny. I remember one guy he said:

"you can have friends,
you can study
or you can sleep, but you can only pick two."

I recommend doubling up on your sleep.

17. Posted by suenorris (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

I have completed two university courses (B Med, B Surgery) and have never attended a graduation ceremony.

18. Posted by Zhou (Full Member 126 posts) 11y

On the graduation day of my undergraduate studies, nine of us who lived together in one dorm for four years spent a whole night in a big hotel, got drunk and slept together for the last time in one room.

On the graduation day of my master`s program, I was in Rome. A classmate sent a msg telling me that I had got a distinction. To celebrate, I went to a bar near the hostel, but drank for only one beer this time.

19. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

University grad was better, though. My diploma is a joint Honours in English Litterature and Creative Writing - a fancy-pants way of saying I did pretty good in reading and writing.

Well, I must say you do write pretty well. I have had a heck of a time reading your posts on the TP Novel. You and Isa have me laughing on the floor...

20. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Well, I am going to be egotistical here for a moment. I was picked as my high school Valedictorian which that was, at the time, the worst thing to have happened to me. It was so uncool to be the studious one. I got excellent grades but I always kept that to myself. I went to a military school so we were also graded on conduct where I was always at the edge of failure every semester. So to me, it was like being at risk to be banned from the fun cool social high school group. THE HORROR!!!! Hahahaha...

For college I did attend my graduation. It took me so long to finish my degree (worked and went to school at nights for almost 9 yrs) that I felt I deserved to be there for my family mostly. I was named the University Scholar for the College of Business at my University which was a great honor for me...there was a separate ceremony for that though.

I received a degree on Accounting with a minor in Business. Later on, I got my licence to practice as a Certified Public Accountant. That was a bigger accomplishment for me than college because it is so hard to get. No grad ceremony there...bummer!