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It's coming up next Tuesday (June 10th) and I don't feel ready at all

I'm a silhouette chasing rainbows on my own
But the more I try to move on, the more I feel alone
So I watch the summer stars to lead me home

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When my name's being called up I can 10000% guarantee that most if not all of the 2000 people in the audience will stare at me like "Who the **** is this guy?"
That's pretty much what happened to me. The auditorium went dead silent. Literally anyone else got some applause.

I wasn't all that surprised, but it hurt just the same.
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Didn't have many people to come and see me graduate because my cousin's graduation was on the same day as mine. Nice to know you're loved lol...
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I'll let you know in a few weeks. Not looking forward to it.
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Class of 2011, I wore a bright pink dress and won a $500 scholarship (I was the only one poor enough to write the essay apparently ). Joked nervously for the 1 minute speech thing. Afterward, I said goodbye to a few people I liked and went to Applebees with my mom, sister and grandmother. To me, it was just another passing day.
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I had to give a speech at mine, too. I just graduation this May, but thankfully I went to a really small school. My graduating class was barely over 50 people, so people at least knew who I was. But that didn't make it any less terrifying. For me, the worst part was the anticipation. During the actual ceremony, I was fine. All they did after speeches was call each person's name, people clap, you walk across the stage, and then sit back down. Not a big deal. Then after the ceremony, we all lined up outside to shake hands with people and such. I don't think a lot of other schools do this, though.

The important thing to remember is that you probably won't have to see any of these people ever again. So who cares if they don't know you now? Just write a good speech and practice a lot.
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It was a great experience

I remembered on that day, every one of my fellows looks stunning with their black academic graduation cap and gown. We even tried several times to throw up our graduation mortarboards into the air to capture the best moments we spent together.

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I graduated high school in 1999 and didn't go to the ceremony. Actually, my Junior and Senior year were pretty good for me. Had two real good friends and met a lot of people through them. That being said, I still felt awkward around 90 percent of the people and felt no need to go to the graduation. Still don't regret it.
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It was just yesterday. Wasn't too bad, but not very memorable either.
I do remember having “You Still Believe In Me” by The Beach Boys in my head, and considering it’s almost been 5 years since I graduated, the first line of that song is still very much relevant for me :/
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