I’ve been …(1)…more than 30 years to say this: “…(2)…, I always told you I’d come back and get my degree.”
I want to thank Harvard for this honor. I’ll be changing my job next year… and it will be nice to finally have a college …(3)…on my resume.
I applaud the …(4)…for taking a much more direct route to your degrees. For my part, I’m just happy that the Crimson has called me “Harvard’s most …(5)…dropout.” I guess that makes me valedictorian of my own special class. I did the best of everyone who failed.
But I also want to be recognized as the guy who got Steve Ballmer to drop out of business …(6)… I’m a bad influence. That’s why I was invited to speak at your graduation. If I had spoken at your orientation, fewer of you might be here today.
dropout: người bỏ học, kẻ bỏ cuộc giữa chừng
valedictorian: người đại diện phát biểu trong lễ tốt nghiệp
orientation: sự định hướng (ở đây chỉ buổi định hướng đầu khóa học)