One Willow’s most cherished traditions is our graduating students’ collaborative graduation speech. No single keynote speaker is chosen. Instead, all of our eighth graders work together to create one, cohesive speech that reflects what they have learned during their time here. Students work together to come up with a theme, then weave together personal narratives and reflections into their address. Hearing how the students’ individual and collective experiences have impacter their lives is heartwarming, moving, and joyful.
This year’s graduating class chose the concept of a team as their unifying theme, a fitting through line for a class that had grown so tight-knit. Listen to their graduation speech below: