An Open Letter to the Class of 2020

Paonia High School

Delta High School

Cedaredge High School

Hotchkiss High School

  • Updated

Good afternoon Class of 2020. I am honored to be delivering this year’s valedictory speech. I would like to first start off by thanking the amazing people in our lives who have been by our side. I would like to thank the Delta County School District staff and administration, our teachers fro…

  • Updated

Good afternoon y buenas tardes to everyone and welcome to the graduation ceremony for the class of 2020. My name is Mairany Jaracuaro and I am delighted to be speaking with you today as class salutatorian. It has been a strange but memorable year that has led us all to where we are today. I’…

There seems to be a stigma around this town that there is a rivalry between hippies and rednecks… and, as much as that can be true at times, I think that that is blown out of proportion. Coming from a Montessori school, I thought that I was not going to fit in. I was terrified of leaving my …

  • Updated

It took me a long time to figure out how to start this speech but since you are listening to it now I somehow figured out what to say. I know that I wouldn’t be giving this speech today without Joshua, Owen, and Alayna who pushed me to do better and to do more. I don’t know if they know that…