“We have been really impressed with what kids have done, and hopefully they will remember it as a touch point of their experience in the Upper School at Tower Hill,” Cover said.
What have you learned from this experience?
“That as long as you speak up, you will always be heard.”
“I’ve learned its OK to share you passions or struggles with people from Tower Hill without fear of being judged—just go for it.”
What have been some of your more
notable feelings or reactions as a speaker or audience member so far?
“I have been pleasantly surprised by the willingness of my classmates to speak about such personal topics. The senior speeches have brought us closer as a class, as we have learned so much about each other through the creation of these speeches. It takes a huge amount of confidence to stand up in front of the entire Upper School and speak on such an intimate level, and I applaud my classmates for doing so.”
“I’m impressed that all the speakers have taken this so seriously and have created some genuinely amazing speeches. It takes a lot of bravery to speak about oneself like that in front of such a large audience.”
What you would suggest to underclassman when preparing their speeches in the future?
“I would recommend that you really put time and effort into how you want to express yourself to the student body. Your speech is one of the greatest opportunities to express a personal opinion or share an experience that has impacted you, for better or for worse. Keep your speech real and authentic, and you will receive a great response.”
“Really think about a message or something you want to convey to your audience. Make it personal to you.”