Shoresh Graduation Speech-
this essay was delivered by graduate Micah Selengut, 2018
I just wanted to thank you all so much for coming out tonight to celebrate with us - it means a lot!
I've been where you are, in this room.
For the last four years actually, I've sat in those seats, looking up - a little starry eyed - at the graduating shoresh class in front of me.
I always remember thinking to myself,
Every year like
I should really start writing my speech.
Yeah no… I didn't start till like Tuesday.
But that's ok!
I don't think many of our previous graduates planned very far ahead either.
Most of them seemed to just speak about shoresh from the heart.
A lot of them passionately read the words they had scribbled - really fiery and raw.
Some were shaky at first but grew with strength as they realized the trueness of what they had written.
I remember one person actually, started reading their speech, but then seemed to like push it aside after a little and just TALK.
And I think that says a lot about HOW shoresh has affect us as students - you know -
We get emotional talking about our experiences,
We feel a deep gratitude to the nights we spend here