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Good morning graduates, family, friends, faculty and our dear principal. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Hamnah Nomani. It is with great pride that I participate in this event honoring the class of 2014. First of all, we would like to thank everyone for coming today and being a part of our celebration. There are so many people, we need to thank today. Without them, we would never be standing here and giving this speech. As the Malvern Junior Public School valedictorian, I’d like to give some personal thanks for some of those achievements now. First, of course, I would like to thank my parents for always being by my side and supporting me through thick and thin. You are the ones that have seen my struggle and are the ones that I owe all my accomplishments to. I would like to thank my classmates for helping me in and out of class, especially my best friends, Rebekah, Thanuesah, Maryam, and Thenuka, for being the reason why I love to come to school every day. I would like to thank my principal, Mr. Bradley for keeping our school environment friendly and safe. All my teachers have been great too but I need to send a special thank you to my amazing teacher Mr. Melchoirre. I have never had a more dedicated, hardworking and supportive teacher. He is always ready to help us no matter how long it takes and keeps our class fun. I would especially like to thank him for always having a smile on his face every day because seeing him enjoy spending time with us, makes me excited and interested in learning more. I would also like to thank both my French teachers, Madame Ho, who wasn’t with us this year because she had her cute little baby Nathan and Madame Levet for always being there for us. Yesterday my class was cleaning up and wrapping up this year’s stuff. We found so many worksheet and projects that brought up so many good memories from the school year. We...

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