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A speech presented by JSS 2 ROSE class secretary, Nneji Chidiogo at the 2019 founders day
Now I look for a friend with a good and virtuous heart and I know it will have a drastic change in my life. I mean a year ago, I wasn’t a writer at all but now I can comfortably write a poem. A year ago I couldn’t use a knife and fork to eat but now it is as easy as ABC.
New Haven, Enugu, Nigeria
As we all know the 17th of September is our foundation day, that is the day our school started. I can clearly remember that day, we were one year younger, one year shorter and the school’s current inhabitants were 38 students less. We were all looking fresh and new but we hadn’t yet been polished by our teachers.
Well a lot has changed since a year ago. We have all grown into mature ladies. We have all learnt from our past actions. Not only that, a year ago we were 30 in our class, now we are 27. then we would always make noise and loiter but now we keep calm and study and I am very sure it is because we want to make a good impression on our juniors.
A year ago our teachers were all so nice and kind and up to today, they are even more. All changes geared towards positive and great impact.
12 months ago I would easily shout at my classmates but now I have learnt that it is considered rude. I have also discovered that even though we learn virtues here, we have to implement them everywhere we go.
One year ago I would choose the smart people as my friends and believe me, I have learnt from my mistakes. Now I look for a friend with a good and virtuous heart and I know it will have a drastic change in my life. I mean a year ago, I wasn’t a writer at all but now I can comfortably write a poem. A year ago I couldn’t use a knife and fork to eat but now it is as easy as ABC.
Still counting back, a year ago I wasn’t the person I am today. I was playful, slightly insecure an d n ot quite serious but now oh now I am mature, prayerful and virtue filled and I am so grateful for all that. I hope your “a year ago is something to be thoughtful for.