So, I was trying to find out what ya'll think of the start of my valedictorian speech, as the beginning and the end are the most important part. ------------------------------------------------ I know what you all are thinking-This is going to be another speech about how these four years have past so fast and how as long as we stay together, we will be fine. However, my speech is one on another important theme...The pursuit and focus upon your dreams. Christopher Reeve Said: "At first our dreams seem impossible, then how quickly they become possible but finally, when we summon the will they become inevitable". Today, we embark upon our journey into adulthood and for those of us who've played football for Coach Jeff Bayuk we have heard many a time: "It's not the destination, it's the journey that's important". Along the path of our journey I hope that we never lose our ability to dream, for when you lose your ability to dream you stop striving for more. [Insert Body of speech here.....] I leave you today with a passage from Jeremiah: "I know the plans I have for you," announced the lord. "I want you to enjoy success. I do not plan to harm you. I will give you hope for the years to come. Then you will call out to me. You will come and pray to me. And I will listen to you. When you look for me with all your heart, you will find me" Now on this day, let us go forward and pursue our dreams. The younger generation depends on this pursuit.