Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Guest of Honor

I was asked today by the seniors if I will be the guest of honor for their graduation. I kind of thought that they might ask, and I guess I'm happy to do it, but its a lot of pressure to get up and stand at the front of the auditorium in front of the whole town and say a speech about "Graduation." What do you say? I'm being serious, I've been trying to write a speech all day and it all just sounds annoying and cliche. I have a couple ideas:

Mr. Kale Iverson's top 10 ways to kick butt at life and be an awesome person

A bunch of quotes from Ghandi, Xavier Rudd, Michael Franti, Bob Marley and Buddha with reflecting remarks afterwards

A serious discussion of the changing world the young people of today are inheriting

Or a mixture of all of these in one

Or some of your ideas!!! I'm struggling bad here. PLEASE HELP!

Hope you like the new blog format.


Randall H. Sloot said...

Congrats man, I'm sure you'll think of something, you have great insights on life and that's all people expect at those sort of things. You'll do fine. Your blog is easier to read now with the different colors, before I began to see diagonal lines that weren't really there when I read for more than thirty seconds. Something to do with white on black I think. Two weeks man, you're gonna be on that plane before you know it!

Susan Iverson said...

I think you should talk about how leaving your own home environment to experience worlds outside your own have made you appreciate your world, wanting to return to it and make it better. How their education has played into that and whether they leave the island physically or via new knowledge and information, it is their responsibility to make their own world better. Something like that. Whatever you talk about, I am certain it will leave an impression on all of them.

micah smith said...

That's awesome Mr. I!!!
When's the Graduation suppose to be?
haha, okay.

Reese-E said...

i agree with your mom. i think that's a great idea and i know you'll do great!! love the new blog colors!! very summery!!

sally said...

Don't forget to share the fun and good and embarrassing memories that you have shared/experienced with your students over these past two years.
I like the idea of sharing quotes as well...
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own,
And you know what you know.
You are the guy(person) who will decide where you go
-Dr. Suess
That's a quote I am using in my graduation speech for my old Kindergarten students of 13 years ago...
Your mom's idea was perfect as well. You'll rock Kale no matter what you say or do!!

Anonymous said...

I love Xavier Rudd....Go and Be Kind.

How easy is that??? Hmm, for some its hard, however, hearing it and believing it and living it, is very positive.

Those kiddo's up there, need to get off their island and go make change in the world, hopefully positive change!!!!!

We are very excited to see you!!!!
Lots of love-
Jen and the Wicks Crew!!!!

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