Dear consul Caceres, Mr. Baaz, directors, teachers, parents and
few days ago we got together with the plan of writing an elaborate
speech, and we had a few ideas as to what to say. We thought we’d
just sit down and write structure paragraphs and give some logic to
our ideas. But instead we sat down and spent 2 complete hours
Everything began with a few random thoughts and opinions, then it
became a specific topic that we discussed and we ended up talking
about many things we had learnt not from school, but in school. And
we realized it was much more than we had actually thought it was.
is very likely that the best memories you as teachers have of us as
a united group are when we asked for things we wanted, for example,
having tests postponed, begging for NO homework or fighting to get
something we wanted like our Maifest. (which we never really got).
Probably not the best way to do it, but never were we so united as
in those moments.
school we were not directly taught how to live our lives moment by
moment, many things seemed insignificant to us, but today we see
that everything influenced who we are today. We might have
complained about too much studying or too much homework, but we
acquired a discipline that not many people have. We achieved goals
that at a given moment seemed impossible, such as studying for six
different subjects packed with information for our maturas. But
after two months of hard work we accomplished what many of us had
considered to be a mission impossible, namely graduating from this
Tomorrow we may look back at school as something that some of us
did or did not really enjoy. Some might leave with better memories
than others, but in the end, what each one of us experienced here is
a GREAT part of who we are today. We spent about 30 hours a week
together, that means 1140 hours a year and if you consider that, we
spent 14 years together, that’s nearly two complete years of real
time together. A little bit more than we would have imagined. And if
you spend that amount of time together, you are bound to develop
Many things we lived through during these 14 years we may never
come to comprehend. Why certain relationships ended, why many fell
apart. But what we are certain of, is that, through all our
struggles and everything that happened, we always had someone to
lean on. A caring hand that would pull us up or a shoulder we could
cry on. Each one of us found at least one friend here, one TRUE
friend that we know we can depend on forever.
we talk about important friends, probably many of us think of
Patrick. Someone who was natural, always himself, always happy, thus
also bringing happiness to others. He always had a unique way of
supporting and encouraging people to do whatever they wanted, like a
true friend, unless of course it had to do with the Barcelona
Football Team, which, as most of us know, he wasn’t very fond of.
Today you see each of us here and many of you know what we’ve been
through, but that is just a small piece of what we have experienced
in these last 14 years. We’ve all worked very hard, some maybe
harder than others. Despite so much hard work, we cannot say we made
it all alone. We had much support from others, not only our friends
and classmates, but also our parents and teachers. We would like to
thank you for your help through all these years. We know sometimes
we might have upset and annoyed you, but you always believed in us
and you helped to give us strength to move on. So now after so much
effort, sacrifice and dedication we have made it. We are here
together, as one.
Congratulations Class of 2010.