Good morning everyone. I would like to start off with how humbled I am to be standing in front of you today, and I am grateful to my class for giving me this opportunity. As a short aside, I'd like to take this time thank faculty, staff, underclasswomen, parents, and families, because behind every graduate in the class of '18 is a multitude of great people who helped her get this far. Graduates, let's give them a big round of applause.
For this speech, I did a lot of research because I wanted to make this really great for you all. The class of 2018 deserves that. To let you know my process, I read through past Saint Mary's commencement speeches, I watched highschool speakers from across the country on youtube, and most importantly, I studied in depth the inspirational graduation speech of High School Musical 3 protagonist, Troy Bolton.