Wednesday, May 27, 2009

National Junior Honor Society Induction "Speech"- 2009

Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

You have brains in your head
You have feet in your shoes
You can now steer your team
any direction you choose!

You’re not on your own
We want to help out
So you won’t get frustrated,
Mad, or burned-out.

You’ll have options galore
There’ll be so much to choose
There’s no way you can lose.

If you choose not to join us,
If you choose not to play,
What will happen from there
Oh my Dear, I can’t say!

Peer pressure is tough
So don’t stray off course
There are folks here to help you-
So don’t live with remorse-
Regretting and questioning
What might have been-
Your teachers, your parents and lots of your friends
Are here to give guidance, direction,
Inspiration, support
So you should avoid being taken to court! (GASP!)

Out there things can happen
And frequently do
Our teachers and students are depending on you.
You’re brainy, you’re wise
You are totally cool
And people like you
are needed in school.

SO, when things start to happen,
Don’t worry. Don’t stew.
Keep your standards high
‘Cause that’s what you do.

Oh! The places you’ll go!

You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers
Who soar to great heights!

You WILL make a difference
When you try to succeed.
And student success, well,
That’s something we need.

But sometimes, they don’t.
Because sometimes, they won’t.

I’m sorry to say so, but sadly it’s true
That Bang-ups
And Hang-ups
Can happen to you

You can get all hung up
In a prickle-ly perch
And your grades might fall some,
You’ll be left in a Lurch.
You’ll come down from the Lurch
With an unpleasant bump
And chances are, then,
That you’ll be in a Slump.

And when you’re in a Slump
You’re not in for much fun
Un-slumping yourself
is not easily done

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked
Some windows are lighted, but mostly they’re darked.

Our Honor Society can show you the way
With leaders a’plenty with so much to say!

You’re the best of the best
We’ve searched far and wide
There’s nowhere in the school
That leaders can hide.

So…head back to your classes
Dream BIG and make plans It’s time for our audience to give you a hand.
You’re inducted tonight
You’re quite a success
The standards are high
We won’t settle for less

We have a great group,
We’ll have so much fun
But more important than that
There is work to be done!

There are students who need us
At the top of our game
Our teachers depend on us for their fame
The others are looking to us for what’s cool
We set the standard for an excellent school!

There’s safety in numbers
Together we’re stronger
So hang with my story
Just a little bit longer

Being alone whether you like it or not
Is something that students
Feel quite a lot
So whether you’re in Grade Seven or Eight,
Your hard work has paid off
And we know that you’re great!!

So start to set goals and,
Intend to go far
And solve all the world’s problems
Whatever they are!

There will be bumps in the road
We’ll occasionally falter
Like when your new girlfriend
Shows up in a halter! (GASP!)

Congratulations, Bravo, You’re so fine
As our NJHS Class of
Two thousand…and Nine!

With my apologies to the master...Dr. Seuss!
Amy K. Crawford

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