Saying Goodbye to My Best FriendsBy A S - Aug 08 2015
Friends are always there for you — thick and thin, day and night, without any questions asked. The gift of friendship is often overlooked or taken for granted. As you get ready to pack up and begin the next chapter of your life, it’s important to remember the people who made you the person you have become. High school was rough at times, and without my friends I wouldn’t have made it out alive.
I read all the articles I could find about things I had to do the summer before college and exercised no caution in checking off my list. I took advantage of the time I had this summer, spending it with the people who meant the most to me. I took all the pictures I could, savored all the giggles and made sure to appreciate every second I had with my friends.
I have a lot to thank my friends for. They helped me study for the hardest tests, and they let me cry on their shoulder when things got tough for me. I know I did the same for them. When I look back on my high school years, memories come flooding back of dances, sleepovers and laughing about anything and everything. I looked back at those times for inspiration to find a way to effectively sum up these friendships and properly thank them before we all moved away for college. However, each time I wrote their name on the top of the goodbye letter I wanted to write, I came up blank. How was I supposed to put 10 years of friendship into a letter? These girls were my support system. How am I going to survive without them? I thought about my new classes, my confusing new campus and the struggles I would face in a new environment, miles and miles away from my home. What was I going to do without their guidance? How am I supposed to say goodbye?
But, there just is no easy way to say goodbye. I know that much already. I searched every website I could find for a way to make these goodbyes less painful. I had given up hope and had assigned myself to be a wallflower at my new school, missing my friends and my old life at home. However, a few weeks ago, I found a quote from A. A. Milne that finally made me realize that everything was going to be OK. He wrote, “If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.”
In my head, I pictured each of my friends as I read it. And I realized that they were all losing big parts of their lives, too. We are strong together, and our friendship will make us stronger apart. It would be scary to say goodbye to the people we have leaned on for years, but in the end, we would always be there for each other. My friends would be at my side through every new obstacle I faced, even across the country. Just because we have different dorm rooms doesn’t meant there isn’t going to be someone I can call at any hour of the night to cry, talk or laugh with.
I realize that this chapter of my life is going to have to be one I survive without my friends from my hometown. When I move into my new home for the fall semester, I’m positive I will make new friends; as the saying goes, "one is silver and the other gold." I won’t let my old friendships hold me back from new opportunities. And still, I know that my true friends will never leave my side. College is a fresh start for everyone, and I look forward to sharing my new experiences with new people; as well as telling my friends back home about my new adventures.
As the last day together before our roads fork approaches, time seems to go faster and faster. I still can’t find a way to twist the ink in my pen into the words I want to tell my friends. It’s taken me all summer to come up with a good enough way to tell them that I love them and will miss them dearly. Since words have failed me, instead, we planned. We planned lunch dates, sleepovers, even a going away party. We exchanged college swag and planned to bring some of our favorite traditions with us to school. We took the time to look each other in the eye and say, "Thank you," and really mean it. We set up Skype dates and plan to keep in touch whatever way we can. Thanks to social media, I can always be updated on their lives.
In the end, I didn’t write a single one of them a goodbye letter. I know it’s not "goodbye." With real friends, it’s only "see you later."
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We have provided below some nice farewell speech for students studying in school. We have properly categorized the farewell speech for school students to be given by the teachers, principals, students themselves and their juniors in the school. These students farewell speech can be given to students whenever they left the college after completing their study. You can select any of the given farewell speeches for the students in school according to your need and requirement to speech on the farewell party.
Students Farewell Speech in School
Farewell Speech for Students by Teacher
Good morning to the respected Principal sir, Vice-Principal sir, my colleagues and dear students. It is a very special day when we are giving farewell party to our students of class 12th standard of batch 2015.
Today on 15th of March we have gathered here in huge number to bid farewell to the group of young students after spending almost 12 years in this school. They have been waiting for many years to go outside and join the college, and see, finally the day has come here to break their long time wait and leave the school’s portals in order to give them chance to step into a new world of college.
As being a class teacher of the class 12th standard students, I would like to say something about them what I have been felt about them in such a long period of 12 years. Really they deserve admire from me
as they all are gentlemen. My dear students, it took twelve long years of us and you in shaping you for your bright future. At a time teacher also learn many things together with his students. So I did the same too, I saw my own growing childhood in you. In order to grow and shape a student, both students and teachers have to effort and battle together by the same force.
Students become the subject of teacher’s actions, target of teacher’s thoughts and compliment of teacher’s endeavors. It is true that you have been taught by us however it is also true that we too have learnt so much from all of you. It was a long journey however spent very quickly just because of your will to do something better in future. This school has seen your childhood and adolescence, and now you are continuing to enter into your Adulthood of life stage. It was very tough task for us to deal with you in your childhood however became a while easy into your adulthood. What we did (whether good or bad) was the process to shape you all for future and make a good human being for the country.
It’s all was our responsibility; sometimes we loved and care you and sometimes loaded you with hard tasks. My dear students, it is my advice to you all that, do not look back by standing at the threshold of this school. Just look forward and go ahead to see the world, our well wishes are always with you. The world needs more intelligent youngsters like you my son. Success will be on your way, just keep something in your mind that be always right in your actions and never forget that truth always wins. Use your power to make others happy and not sad. Never surrender to any bad situation and keep strong belief in yourself. Go and earn name, fame and money and come back to me to tell us your success stories. I would like to share you some inspirational lines well said by the Swami Vivekananda:
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life–think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”
Farewell Speech for Students by Principal
Good afternoon to the respected teachers and my lovely students. We are here to give a farewell party to my brilliant students of class 12th standard. Welcome you all for your nice coming in the farewell party today on 16th of March. I would like to say something about my dear students in my own words. Students become the most important asset of the school, without them schools and teachers are nothing. However, it is also true that a student is nothing or incomplete without a good teacher. So, both are equally responsible for each others significance. We cannot say that only teachers play great role in the students life alone, however; students also play great role in making the value and importance of teachers. Both needs equal participation in shaping the students career.
A good student can do nothing in the absence of a good teacher and a teacher feels bad luck when hi/she does not get a good student. It is teacher’s responsibility that he/she has to bring a student on the right track however, it is also the responsibility of a student to follow his/her teacher orders to be on the right track. They need to support each other in the school equally. Our students are very disciplined, well mannered, punctual and well responsive. They have well contributed to this school for years by helping the staff, organizing committee and other members of the school. In the last five years, our school has developed a lot and got an enviable reputation at district level for offering best education. All have been possible just because of my nice students and hard working teachers.
The district level victory by the students of class 12th standard in the basketball inter-school competition was really surprised for me. I wish my students go ahead more than before and spread the name of this school and their parents. After many years of hard struggle of the students, now the time has come to see them off so that they can see the world by completing their college life. My dear students, according to my experience, you will have to face more hard challenges than before in your later life. However, never get fed up and continue to go ahead having strong confidence and belief in you. It is your belief, courage, patience and hard work which will surely lead you ahead and give you a bright future. My good wishes are always with you and I wish you all the best. I have a nice line for you that is well said by the Albert Einstein:
“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.”
Thank you very much.
Farewell Speech for Students by Junior
Good morning to the excellencies, honorable Principal sir, respected teachers, my seniors and my dear friends. I would like to speech on the farewell party of my seniors on behalf of all the students of my class. Today is the farewell party of our seniors of class 12th standard. We enjoyed together very much in the playground, library and lab room of this prestigious school for many years. We come from different backgrounds however look same in the school as we wear same uniform. We all have different feelings and attitudes however we develop good traits in the school together with our seniors.
Whenever we are punished regarding our home work or other class works, we always get help from our seniors. They always become ready to help us in any condition. They helped us a lot during our football match competition and quiz competition. Whenever I think over all the past memories with my seniors, I get overwhelmed and think that I also has been a senior of my juniors and me too have to owe the same responsibilities to become a good senior.
My respected seniors, today you are taking off from the school life and going to enter the college life to widen your career for the bright future. There is no any doubt in your success, I wish you all the best. It is difficult for us to say goodbye to you. I request you all that please never forget us, we always need you and your assistance in the future. I have some inspiring lines for you said by the Mahatma Gandhi:
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Farewell Speech by Students on Farewell Party
Good evening to the respected Principal sir, teachers, mam, sweet juniors and my dear colleagues. I would like to speech on our farewell party on behalf of my class. Today is our farewell party and it is the last day of us in the school. We really enjoyed a lot in this school from the date we took admission till date. We have completed our 12th standard here and now need to go to get admission in the college to have some professional degree and make our career. We can never forget all the supports and care given by our respected teachers. We will always remember all the etiquette taught by our teachers and mam.
We joined the school many years back however it seems that it was yesterday and the time of departure has come very soon. The education environment of this school is very strict, cool and motivational. We liked it very much. We got many experiences together with the good education. I would like to share some funny moments with you. I was very mischievous in my childhood and generally used to tease my friends in the class room. However my all the bad behaviors got changed into the good one just because of my class teacher’s nice way teaching. I am very grateful to my all teachers who really made me a good students.
I still remember all the happy and bad moments with the friends like loud laughing, silly jokes, reading novels, eating other’s lunch boxes, running on the roads, competitions on stairs, making fun of friends and so many. All such memories are valuable for me and will be in my heart. School was like our second home where we shaped for our future. I do not know that whether I will meet my friends in future or not but sure to get connected with them through social media websites like Facebook, email, twitter, LinkedIn, skype, and Google plus, etc.
I would like to say thank to the teachers for everything and my all the friends and juniors for their love and friendship. I also would like to say sorry for my all the bad behaviors. I wish all the best to the juniors and my dear friends.
Thanks you all.