Ultimately failure is the best way that we can learn

Class of 2024 President

Good morning guests, parents, faculty and the Class of 2024. It is my honor to speak in front of you today, not only as your president but as your friend. 

I want to start off by congratulating each and every senior. We did it!

Four long years of hard work and dedication, and here we are, only a few minutes away from graduating and becoming Kent County High School alumni.

You all know it hasn’t been easy getting to where you are today. Time and time again we were told “The blood, sweat, and tears will all be worth it in the end.”

Looking back now, they were right: all the late nights, extra credit, and service hours were worth it.

But in the moment it was hard.

I don’t know about you, but some days I just wanted to push it all away and give up.

However, it is in those moments when we want to give up and want to be done, that we learn the most about ourselves.

Who are you in the face of adversity?

Well, I believe the Class of 2024 is a class of fighters. Together we have persevered through hard times, fighting our way to be the best we can be, one day at a time.

So today I ask you: Keep fighting until you get where you want to be and keep learning, for the best fighters are never bound by their wisdom.

For the rest of your life, I encourage you to continue your education through college, careers and all of life’s experiences. Your mind is your key to success, and you never want to be locked out of your bright future.

I have found the best way to learn is by doing.

Textbooks are nice for memorizing information, but there is a far better teacher when it comes to furthering your knowledge.

Trial and error, and ultimately failure is the best way that we can learn. Therefore, I encourage you to try and try again. But when the going gets tough remember you are learning from the best teacher there is.

So, today I congratulate the Class of 2024 for all you have done, and I encourage you to keep fighting and when you find yourself failing, remember success is knocking at the door.

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  1. I am Ryan’s grandmother. We are so proud of him not just how smart he is. But for his heart and the feeling he has for all mankind. He’s always ready to help and make somebody feel better. We are lucky to have him.

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