Ginger Foutley’s Graduation Speech | As Told By Ginger | NickRewind

Ginger Foutley’s Graduation Speech | As Told By Ginger | NickRewind

October 28, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


Let’s form two lines, kids. You look great. Congratulations to you all. ( students cheering ) GINGER:
There’s a big difference between the things we want and the things we wish for. The things we want are usually
pretty superficial– a new outfit, an invitation
to some cool kid’s party. But when we dare
to make a wish, it’s usually for something
more important and sometimes more elusive, the kind of thing that
you can’t really control, but you hope
will come true, like holding on
to your best friends forever or seeing your dad show up
at graduation. ( applause ) When we came
to Lucky Junior High, we looked funny,
we walked funny. We built cocoons
around ourselves until we could figure out
who we really were. We made friends,
we lost friends. Transformation is never easy,
but it made us who we are today. Butterflies– all of us here today
are butterflies. We come in different shapes
and colors… including Cola Number Five. ( laughing ) But we all have
one thing in common. We stand here today, poised to spread our wings
and take flight. According to Native American
legend, you can tell a butterfly
your wish and it will take that wish
up to the heavens and grant it for you. I taught her that. So make your wish, butterflies– all of you. ( crowd cheering ) ( applause and cheers ) Don’t let her get too far away
from me, okay?