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Profiles in Excellence: HMS School's Alanna McKnight

Alanna addressed her graduating class at the HMS School for Cerebral Palsy.

By Karen Araiza
|  Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013  |  Updated 6:15 PM EDT
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Profiles in Excellence: Alanna McKnight

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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.

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