Glory Days: Valedictory Speech

We’ve grown to love and respect Christina since she started following Agnellus Mirror. It’s about time we sent you to her own blog. I doubt I would have spoken so eloquently at eighteen. In fact I crept out of town as soon as my last exam was completed. Job done if not done well. Christina, on the other hand … read on.

Divine. Incarnate.

Twenty years ago today, I graduated from high school.  And, yes, that makes me feel old.

Graduating from Pembroke Academy was a big deal to me, for reasons that I gave in my very short valedictory speech, but also because I was the third generation of my family to graduate from PA – and the second to graduate with the highest GPA in the class.  I did feel a lot of pride on that day… although, I admit, I also had the sense that, perhaps, I didn’t really deserve to be valedictorian.  After all, I hadn’t even attended classes in the high school, instead, the public school teachers came to my home to teach me, due to my physical disability.  It wasn’t that I didn’t think that I was intelligent – I have quite high self-esteem, so I knew that I was intelligent – but I felt bad that I…

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