Alanna McKnight gave this year's graduation speech at the HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Philadelphia:
Graduation Speech by Alanna McKnight
Thank you Mom and Dad.
Thank you for all the years that I have been here.
I would like to thank everyone that helped me while I was here.
You’ve helped me a lot over the years.
I am going to come back and visit people.
I am going to miss everyone here.
I loved being student government president two times.
I will miss being a part of student government and helping the kids.
I will also miss working with staff as president.
I like coming here every day to be with my friends.
It was fun for all the years that I have been here.
I am going to miss dancing with my friends.
I will miss all the fun parties we had in group.
I will miss the bowling trips.
I will very, very much miss going on trips.
I’m going to miss art with Eiko.
I’m going to miss theatre with Rich.
I am going to miss putting on shows for people.
I will miss all the dances that we do here.
I will miss music with Brad and dance with Rachel.
I am going to miss my one-to-one sessions with Rachel.
I am going to miss hanging out with Siena and Courtney.
I haven’t figured out what I am going to do after graduation but I will.