Sulaiman Alghaith - Texas Intensive English Program

Sulaiman Alghaith

Good afternoon my fellow students and good afternoon to all instructors and principals. Wow, this semester went so fast; I hope that we pass the classes with good grades though.

So, I’m not standing here to tell stories about the obstacles that I had faced when I came here. I guess we all have gone through the same obstacles – where to live, where to eat, how to get to school, etc. I’m actually standing here because of one question that we were asked in Dr. Wagner’s class. I actually suffered to answer that question. I even asked some teachers and their answers varied. So, the question was: Why are you here? And what is your role in this life?

I don’t want you to answer it now, but I just want you all to think about it and try to answer it by yourself. The important question is why we are here in the U.S. and this school, and why we left our countries to study abroad. I’m pretty sure that most of us here have dreams to chase and goals to achieve, big ones or small ones. But with dreams, come great responsibilities. It is just not enough to dream and forget about your dream. Everyone dreams, not only you, but only few people wake up and work hard for their dreams. It is very essential to work hard for your dreams. Without this hard work, a dream will only remain a desire in the subconscious mind and will never be achieved. We are so lucky that we are studying in this country, the most civilized country in the world, and we have to make it worth it and encourage ourselves to learn and achieve our goals.

Congratulations to those who are graduating this semester. I hope you all achieve your goals, and I wish you a successful life.

Last but not least, behind each graduation and success there must have been at least a dozen people providing support in at least one way. And at this moment, I would like to thank our teachers for unselfishly sharing your time, talent and knowledge with us. You really put in the effort to make lessons more interesting to us so we wouldn’t just tune out. And you demanded excellence from us. And I would like to give a big thanks for our lovely advisor, the queen Victoria, we call her like that, who helped us with everything, not only with school issues, but even with our problems that we face outside school.

Good luck to y’all and I hope you enjoy the vacation. Thank you.