To the alumni of Lane-Make Way! - To the
undergraduates-Goodbye! - To the Seniors-Congratulations!
That is what the commencement speech says in effect, and
that is the moment for which we have all waited for four years.
You can all remember when you were freshmen, but do you
recall the idiotic, ignorant things you did, or the supposedly supreme
moment of your life, when you received a certificate, or got the highest
mark in the class?
In your Sophomore year, you felt you knew all about it. The
hallways were no longer confusing when you knew the room numbers. You
had learned by now where the cafeteria and locker rooms were, and you
considered first and second termers "freshies."
Fifth, sixth and seventh terms were going by very fast,
now. You waited with anticipation for your promotion into eighth term,
and your seniority in the school. You no longer even looked at lower
termers, no less considered speaking to them.
Then came the summer vacation, and the parties and
gatherings that go along with it, but in the background was the
undercurrent of excitement and joy that is a part of being a Senior.
When you came back to school this September, you were
grateful to all those who were making possible your achievement, whoever
they might be, and then that sober moment was lost in the reality of
Senior pins, the dances, the class skits, costumes for Senior day, and
These precious things you will always remember when you
look at your school ring, or your pictures, or your yearbook. This book
is your link to the past, to the unforgettable joys, the lingering
memories of the happiest year of your life.
On these leaves are pictures of your friends and
celebrities, poems, odes, and various pieces of literature.
You are leaving your childhood, now, with its
irresponsibility, for the questionable future with its unforeseen goals,
but this book, an invaluable remembrance, will always bring you back.