“Your Excellency, Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, distinguished guests, fellow graduates, families and friends, first and foremost let me offer a huge congratulations to the Class of 2021. The hard work and dedication by all finally paid off, WE did it!
Being here today to celebrate with you all, is honestly one of the proudest moments of my life. Having graduated in 2003, I never imagined I would be graduating for a second time, let alone, receiving a Valedictorian Award.
Today would certainly not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the University of Gibraltar and the professionals it employs, in particular Ms Aine Panter and Miss Hannah Gonzalez for their guidance and continued support throughout.
I must say that talking in front of you all, in particular those of you who have lectured us throughout the course, is nerve-wracking as it feels as if I’m being graded once again. Those of you that have shared your time with me on the course, are well aware of my habit of submitting assignments minutes before the deadline. You’ll be happy to know that this speech was no different.