Wharton High School

True to thee dear Wharton, now we pledge our will, praises of your glory, echoes ring out still, we will face the future fearless, unafraid, red and blue we love thee, your memories will remain.

Wharton High School Valedictorian Joshua Sangalli.

‘Thank you for coming to our masquerade graduation. To the Class of 2020, congratulations, we made it. To my fellow classmates, we have a seen a lot of new things in our lives, of course there’s the coronavirus right now and Hurricane Harvey in 2017, not to mention the other floods. We have also seen many good, new things in our lives. Here we are, the first class to graduate in our brand new stadium. There have been a lot of technological developments as well. Who knows what will be accomplished in the future, what we will accomplish in the future?

‘We are like muscles that are only strengthened by being used and being put to the test. Because of this we have grown stronger. We are moving forward in life. We will not only survive, we will thrive. And we will make a difference in the world.’

Boling High School

All hail to Boling High School, our hats are off to you. Forever you will find us, so loyal and so true. A firm and fervent spirit, we’ll have eternally. All honor to the school we love, and here’s a toast to you.

BHS Valedictorian Drake Bartos.

“Well this school year went by quick, When people told me that high school would go by inn the blink of an eye, I didn’t believe them. However, standing here today makes me feel like it’s been years since I’ve sat down in a classroom, and a lifetime ago since I’ve walked down these halls during freshman orientation. Today is supposed to be the day that we, the class of 2020 at Boling High School flip some imaginary switch in our minds that says ‘I am an adult now’. But I can’t shake the feeling of still feeling like a kid. 

“My loved ones support me in so many ways that without them, I wouldn’t be the one standing here on tis podium today. I know that the class of 2020 feels the same love and gratitude towards their families. I would like to thank the school’s faculty and staff for doing their best and keeping this school up and running amidst COVID-19. 

“Now this is normally the part of the speech where I give everyone some type of advice on life, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. If you remember just one thing from my speech, remember this: simple questions are the most important questions there are.

“In order to gain a better understanding about anything in life, you must first be able to answer the most basic question. Only when you can answer those millions other questions can you finally answer and understand the simple question.” 

BHS Salutatorian Aryan Bhakta.

“Good evening Class Of 2020. It’s been about five months since I completed my speech class, so y’all just bear with me. I think we can all agree that our journey to get here has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride. 

“The most important thiNg to remember as a result of all this is a quote which I’m sure all of you have heard: Tough times don’t last long, tough people do. And this is the very spirit that defines the class of 2020. Difficulties and obstacles often find a way to sneak up on us when we least expect it, but through it all we have stuck together and come out better.

“What I suggest every graduate of 2020 do first is find something you love, something that motivates you to get out of bed in the morning and something that makes you happy. 

“As long as we believe we can achieve the product of our imagination, then we will never fail. 

“Those that are persistent will climb through all the ugly punches that life has to throw at them, because it is the tree that has been shaken that has the strongest roots. 

“Thank you class of 2020 for the most memorable years of my life and I wish you and your families the best of success in the coming future. God bless and hook ‘em horns!”

El Campo High School

Hail to El Campo, we’re for you and to our school we’re ever true. We know through all your rising fame, you’ll always be the same. Fight unto win with all your might, true to your colors RED and WHITE. As the years go speeding by, we’ll sing to El Campo High.

ECHS Valedictorian Ryan Williamson.

“In a way, quarantine forced us to adapt to our situation and make the most of it. That’s the beauty in times such as these. Sometimes what comes out of it is quite unexpected. As we move on from high school, I know we will be stronger and more resilient in whatever comes our way.

“Class of 2020, after 13 years of education, we’re about to be graduates. As we turn our tassels, we mark the end of one journey in our life and the beginning of another. There will be twists and turns along this journey, but I know that no matter what, we will use this experience not to define us, but instead, grow. We can expect greatness from all of us because we have lived through the unexpected. No matter how unexpected things may be, we can always be the good in this world.”

ECHS Salutatorian Cameron Jansky.

“If you only remember one part of this speech, let it be this: Don’t let your circumstances of today determine your dreams of tomorrow. Do not let the setbacks of the present determine your success in the future. Big and better things are out there for you.

“You have the power to make your dreams become reality. I believe each of you will do great things in the future.

“I wish the ECHS graduating class of 2020 good luck. It’s a good life to live, let’s make it the best. Congratulations to you.”

East Bernard High School

We are the Brahmas, the Brahmas are we. True to each other as Brahmas should be. You’ve got to fight, boys, you’ve got to fight. You’ve got to fight for maroon and white. Fight! Fight! We will do our very best and we’ll join in all the rest. For we are the Brahmas, the Brahmas are we, and from East Bernard we hail. Rah! Rah!

EBHS Valedictorian Reagan Whitley.

“I would like to thank all the teachers, coaches and administrators, from kindergarten to senior year, whom we have spent the past 13 years of our lives with. To say that you have impacted our lives greatly is an understatement. The experiences that we have shared together are some we will never forget. To the class of 2020, we made it. I’m sure none of you would have guessed our senior year would have ended in March nor that you miss high school of all places. Yes, we may have been cut short on our time together just as we were reaching the end, but as Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, ‘It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.’

“This is our journey as the class of 2020. We had many highs and lows as well as many lessons learned along the way, as any good story should. This isn’t the end of our story. Much of the books are still unwritten. It is up to us to fill in the pages now as we go our separate ways. I wish you all the best of luck on wherever the next chapter of life takes you.”

EBHS Salutatorian Elijah Zapalac.

“Time is precious. Class of 2020, I would imagine that most of you are realizing this more than ever. Most of us thought this day would never come, especially not this fast. Many of us will soon be moving on to pursue a future. Please don’t stray too far from the people who made you who you are today.

“Focus on yourself and your future and the goals you have set for yourself because I know you can reach them. But don’t forget to spend time with friends. Realize that time is precious, because at the end of the day, it is the relationships and experiences that shape who you are.”



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