Good evening family friends Administrators Staff Principal and Class of 2019. My name is Rebecca Torres and I am honored to be standing here in front of all of you today. I didn't think I would ever get this far but with encouragement and dedication, I can finally say I have my High School Diploma.
About 9 years ago I was told that I was wasting my time going back to get my high school diploma, but I paid no mind and every chance I got I signed up and continued to work towards my goal. No matter what obstacles I have come across, I pushed through and have found myself here. Today, I’m standing with my head held high and proud of myself.
Receiving my diploma today tells me that anything is possible as long as you continue to believe in yourself and know your self-worth. Don't get me wrong, sometimes I let those words I heard a long time ago press my brain but I had to remind myself of how hard I have worked and giving up was not an option.
I am currently enrolled into San Jose City College and will be a new student this fall. I hope all our dreams come true and I just want to let you all know you are worth it so don’t ever give up or let anyone tell you different.
Congratulations Class of 2019!