I am not one to complain and I am normally very forgiving; however, today, I heard something that was unacceptable. Earlier this year, I found out that I was the valedictorian. Although I was ecstatic to be it, I didn't want to brag because I knew that there are people who have worked very hard and were unable to receive such achievements. And while I sat silently, trying to think of a heart-warming speech, today I found out that I would not be giving the speech at graduation. Although this is a well known tradition at any high school, my high school has decided to use someone else, through speech auditions, to speak on my behalf.
Although the speaker has every right to give his/her's speech, I also believed that, as the valedictorian, I would automatically be given the right to a speech of my own (but this is not the case). I really do not mind a student speaker, as long as I also get a farewell speech. However, I was neither informed nor asked about this decision. I feel that my school was too unjust to suddenly break tradition after 10 years. I have worked extremely hard and was never selfish enough to want something so bad, as I want it now. Please, help me to regain this right!