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One of my Characters is a Starfleet Academy Field Instructor, and any Cadets assigned to her for their Fourth Year spend the entire year on her ship (an Odyssey Tactical Cruiser), being taught by her and her Senior Officers. And since she is basically a Drill Sergeant From Hell, she tends to run her students into the ground. If they survive the year-long tour of duty, they can graduate without the need for a Final Graduation Exam. And if they Impress her, they might graduate early, and even become permanent members of her crew.
Anyway, she has a tradition of greeting each class as they embark, delivering what is essentially a Commencement Speech. With a few minor modifications, I could probably use one of those speeches for this challenge.
Mine seemed short after i'd written it, but I figure that's just something to chalk up to it being an unwanted beginning although i doubt it will compare to my last entry. Some times you're not as thoughtful when you don't want to be there, or in this case, don't fully trust WHY you're there.