Message from Madam Helen Teah, Proprietor and Founder of Helen Teah’s Christian Institute
Mr. Principal, members of the school board, teachers, parents, friends, and graduates, it is an honor to speak to you today. I wish I could be here with you physically to celebrate this important milestone with you.
We have come from a long way together. I had no idea about the journey I was about to begin. I had no idea that after 1st grade there would be 2nd and 3rd grades and on to 12th grade. I am very proud of you for your hard work. I also want to take this opportunity to thank our hardworking faculty and staff for a job well done. It is because of you that we are rapidly progressing.
Some of you here today are wondering how your lives are going to turn out. It is perfectly okay to wonder but, I also think it is important to realize our future is not just something that happens to us. It is up to us to do the best we can. In the words of Alan Kay, one of American greatest scientist, “The greatest way to predict a future is to invent it.”
So graduates, I urge you today to embrace the opportunity before you. Take what you have learned throughout the years and put it to good use. Leave behind what is not helpful and bring with you the lessons that will be the working parts of your greatest invention ever, Your Life! Congratulations!