June 9, 2021
My name is Melissa Gonzalez and I am blessed by the grace of God to stand before you as the Valedictorian of Pioneer’s Class of 2021.
When I was told that I was to give the valedictorian speech for our class I stared in disbelief as I never thought someone like me would make it this far. Although I am unbelievably proud of myself for making it to this moment, I can’t take all the credit. I would be nothing without the fearlessness, resilience, and courage of my immigrant parents. My parents immigrated to the United States from foreign countries with just a few dollars in their pockets with the hopes of a better life.
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