President Gearan, Trustees, Faculty, and students. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to address the Classes of 2006.
I’ll be honest, I can’t believe that we’ve been here four years. FOUR YEARS! Sometimes it seems like it went by in the blink of an eye. That is until I sit down and think about all that has happened in our time here. This place has changed and grown almost as much as each one of us has. Therefore, in honor of our final days as students on this campus, I offer you a way to remember the great times we’ve had and the school that we are soon to part from. I give you the official list:
You know you are a member of the Class of ’06 if…
Yes, this place has changed a lot. Truth be told, it will continue to change, long after we’re gone, but I urge you to hold on to our school, with our memories and our friends. This school, as it stands right now, will always be ours. Tomorrow it will take on a new identity. As years pass, it will know new buildings and new students. They will have their HWS, and they are more than welcome to it, but I will always have mine, and we will always have each other, and I will always share mine with you.
Class of 2006, congratulations, and good luck!
Valedictory to the Classes of 2006, Matthew Lyttle '06
May 14, 2006