change my life.
7:00 a.m., which is extremely early by my standards, with anticipation of the day I had
been waiting for. After sitting around for 3 hours I made my way over to Ludlow High
The principal, Mr. James Cavallo, called out everyone?s name and proceeded to hand them
their cap and gown. When he finally handed me my gown I quickly took it and sat to me
admire it. Its funny how the simplest things can symbolize a whole new beginning. I sat
and looked at this ugly maroon gown with this weird looking square hat.
University of Massachusetts in Amherst. The ceremonies were to begin at 7:00p.m., yet I
had to be there at 6:00p.m.. When everyone arrived we rehearsed on how we were to
walk in and where we were going to sit. You could the excitement in everyone?s eyes.
No one could wait for the moment in which our diplomas would be handed to us. They
lined us up by height with the boys to one side and the girls to the other. Each boy was
paired up with a girl and was to walk in side by side with her when the ceremonies began.
Once the couple reached the grandstands, where each member of the graduating class
would be sitting , they were to separate with the girls going left and the boys to the right
until everyone was seated.
started our slow march to the grandstands and I could here the crowd cheering. I looked
in excitement. It felt like we had just won a sporting championship and had arrived home
platform to my right but I just couldn?t concentrate. My mind kept wandering to the
then I knew it was time. He gave a brief five minute speech and started calling out
and I got this cold shivering which produced goose bumps all over my me. That brief
moment had come and gone and now it was time to celebrate.
If I had not graduated I would of felt like I couldn?t accomplish anything.