Final Assembly Speech- Harpreet
My name is Harpreet Kaur Multani and I am a graduate of P.S. 119’s class of 2013. P.S. 119 has inspired me in many ways and possesses the qualities that no other school does. Even though I am leaving P.S. 119 today, P.S. 119 will never leave my heart.
P.S. 119, (also known as Peace School 119), taught me how to have confidence in myself. Every morning, we pledge to spread peace all over the community. These peaceful messages helped me gain confidence in myself and supported me to become a better person. Sometimes, I would see people fighting and harming each other. I didn’t know what to do until I came into this school— the school of peace. “Seek a wise person” that and the other mottos of the peacebuilder’s pledge have guided me and my classmates.
P.S. 119 has themes that no other school does. For example, we have the Peace Day March, Halloween Masquerade Parade, Athletics for Autism (5-301), Celebration of Dancing Through The Decades (5-302), Nacho Cheese Pajama Drive (5-303), Dance For Diabetes, and Mock Trial (5-305). These activities help us gain knowledge and have fun at the same time. I have been in this school for four years with all of my friends ,however, thanks to Ms. Fernandez and Ms. Snow who always have something new planned for us every year, nothing ever gets old. That’s what makes this school unique.
Everybody in P.S. 119 is a very crucial part or person in our school community. From students, to student teachers, to teachers, to parents, and principles. Each one of us contribute to this amazing place. After I leave, I will be sad and happy at the same time. Sad because I will be leaving my favorite school and teachers. Happy because of what this school taught me.—-PEACE and KNOWLEDGE. In the process of becoming a peace builder, I noticed that you needed to become two people– a person who is a dreamer and a person who is a believer.
If you are a behaved student, you get to have many opportunities. For example, in second grade, my friends and I got an opportunity to go to Aviator to ice skate for free. It was really fun. When I stepped on ice, I immediately fell. It was funny when Mr. Jump and Mr. Clarke picked me up and held my arms. They told me to keep my back bent, and I still kept falling.
I also had many funny moments in the fifth grade. Most of those funny moments was because of my teacher and classmates. Especially my best friend, Sapphire. We’ve had a lot of fun together.
P.S. 119 always meant a lot to me. I thought of P.S. 119 as heaven, but of course for kids. Everybody treated me as their family. And I treated them as my family. I would like to thank you for that.
Congratulations to my fellow fifth graders for making it this far. I hope your future turns bright, and much of the thanks will be to P.S. 119. I would like to thank my friends, parents, teachers, and principals. Thank you for being there for me with every step I take. I will always love you for that. You made my young life turn wonderful already.
I would like to give a shout-out to my favorite teachers, Ms. Genevieve Berretta and Mr. Frank Jump. You have inspired me to write and to believe in myself. I will never forget you. Most of all, I would like to thank my fifth grade teacher, Ms. Rivieccio for encouraging me throughout the year. Even if it was impossible, you found every way to teach us so that we will be successful in the future. I am standing here only because of you. I could go on forever and never stop praising you because you deserve it. So, not taking any more time, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of my fellow classmates.
Thank you very much for supporting us in our needs and deeds. Thank you!!!!
P.S. 119, I will never forget you. I will try to have as much fun as I can in my two final days. Thank you.
Again Congrats on your graduation.
Now, I would like to welcome the dearest peacebulider, the person who was always there for us, the one and only… Ms. Fernandez!!