133. Give a Senior Speech
I've been to a lot of events and banquets over the past four years of college, and a lot of them have a student give a senior speech. I always thought, "if that was me up there, what would I say?" After four years and tireless work, I was asked to do the senior keynote speech for the outgoing Senate banquet.
It was one of the hardest speeches I've ever written because I was trying to fit four years of memories into a five minute speech. But the second I stopped worrying about what to say, it all started coming together. During the banquet I didn't just give my speech, I spoke from the heart. I wanted to leave these outgoing Senators with something of value. Something they could take with them. Something that would inspire them.
And from what I've been told, I did just that.
It's not a traditional bucket list item, but giving a senior speech was something I really hoped I'd have the opportunity to do. I watched so many other people do it before me, and it was such an honor to be able to give a senior speech of my own. It truly was one of the highlights of my senior year.