Intro Speech

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Intro Speech

There isn’t a lot I can say to summarize my life or the things that are most important to me because I have so many people, things, and memories that mean absolutely everything. I have no visuals today because the three things I deem important enough to talk about can be given justice by simply showing you a picture.

My family has my heart day in and day out simply because of their unconditional love and support for me. I have two siblings that I would absolutely die for in any circumstance. I proritize them at the top of my pecking order besides my religion.

I’m a keen sports lover and you won’t find a bigger Dallas Cowboy fan the guy you are looking at right now, I relish the Cowboys and yes, we always believer we’re going to win the Super Bowl every year. For no real reason really other than we are the Cowboys.

My friends have a huge impact in my demeanor towards a lot of things in life, they help make me, me. It’s too complicated to express how behind I would be in this life if it wasn’t for the people who I have met and engaged with in my lifetime.

My parents are divorced, I think I’ve already gained my freshman 15, I have bad problems of waking up for 8 AM classes, my car sucks, and I owe money for rent.If it was up to me I’d probably tell you I’m just your everyday American I suppose, learning to live day by day.

This will be my second semester at Western, I have really enjoyed my time here so far. I attended the University of Louisville my freshman year before…...

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