Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Valedictorian speech from a 13-year-old Catherine

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Catherine Frazier Patty
The following is a speech given by Catherine Patty at her 8th grade graduation.  It is hard to imagine that this is written by a 13-year-old unless you were lucky enough to have been a student of Catherine LeDuke at some time in your life.  

Her speech needs no commentary from me.  I encouraged you to read it through to the end and visualize her being on a stage enunciating each word and phrase.


This posting still needs no additional words from me except to say once again what an amazing woman Catherine was even at 13.


Jimmy LeDuke (I'd love to hear from you...feel free to comment below, or click HERE to send me an e-mail.)


  1. One of the kindest, most sincere and loving person, teacher, and wonderful role models in my life. What an insight to her early love for others and respect for all. A wiser and more intelligent lady there probably isn't. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you in posting this sincere,Valedictorium speech composed by your Mother. A wonderful friend and teacher.
    Arline Orr