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     Hope's Peak Graduation Speeches 

To be honest, I was surprised when I got the invitation for Hope's Peak Academy. I was wondering what I could learn at a school that I hadn't learned during all of my training. How would an education help me with my line of work?

I was really surprised how much of a purpose it gave me, to have friends, to realize that I wasn't just fighting for a paycheck. Graduating from Hope's Peak Academy has given me reason to not only become a better fighter, a better mercenary, but also a better person.

One day, a mission I am sent on will be my last; however, I am not afraid for that day. I know that every time I fight for a better tomorrow, to protect the good people of the world, it had meaning, it had purpose.

Now you all keep to your careers, and I'll keep to mine. Let's leave the world a better place when it is our time to go. Takeo Onishi, signing off from Hope's Peak. God's speed.

— Takeo Onishi, Ultimate Mercenary

I'm not much for speeches, but I do want to say that I rather enjoyed my time here in Hope's Peak Academy. The amount of ideas I gathered, the projects I embarked on, and just how much I was able to expand and enjoy my passions…

It's liberating, almost like an owl being able to soar into the sky. While I took a break from some of my biggest passions while here in Hope's Peak, I believe when I leave, I will fully embrace them with all the more gusto and grace.

To my classmates, my teacher, and to all those who inspired me to become a greater artist, I thank you. Yes, even you, Yejoon; I foresee us creating magnificent art together for years to come now!

— Jin Nahm, Ultimate Female Artist

I must apologize if I start to cry. It has been so amazing, my time here at Hope's Peak Academy, and the people I have befriended. Each of my classmates has a special place in my heart, and I cannot wait to see what all of them accomplish when we leave here.

I know it might be a bit cliché, but there was something I wanted to sing for you all. It may be a bit silly, but I feel like it would be the best way to convey the feelings in my heart. Ahem…

Chaque jour va être exceptionnel

We'll stick together even after we say farewell

C'est notre monde et nous y vivons tous

You'll forever be in my heart, and are my muse

Merci beaucoup, Hope's Peak Academy~

— Angelique Angolmois, Ultimate Opera Singer

As some of you may know, I'll be joining with the army when I return back home to the States. I've been asked about why I would do that after graduating from this fine academy. The truth is, I believe it is because of you all.

I've learned that talent, personality, and so many different walks of life result in many paths. It's almost chaotic, how you can be good at something but end up somewhere other than your standard career in that talent. Besides, I've never been one to sit at a desk or an auction.

I'd like to thank this grand academy, for all the connections I have made here. And also, to thank those who inspired me to reach out, and do my best with all my passion! I'm quite eager to see the changes I can help bring to the world."

— Samson Miller, Ultimate Trader Traitor

Ever since I was young, I have always been interested in the past, the history of Japan, of the entire world. There's a lot of material to go over when you study that, but when I was accepted to Hope's Peak, I found that it had a rich and intricate history of itself.

Though as I tried to dive more and more into the history of Hope's Peak, the more the staff, my classmates, the spirit of the academy itself, reminded me of something important: while the past is certainly worth looking at, the future is just as if not more important. And when I focused on my future, on everything this grand academy was giving me, I felt… so very fulfilled.

It is the happiest I have been, to not only study history, to graduate as a historian, but also to be a part of history. Now it's time for me to go ahead and not only make it, but make my future. And I wish for all of you to do the same thing, because I believe in all of you!

— Shinobu Takahashi, Ultimate Historian

I gotta say, this is such an honor, I feel a bit overwhelmed. I had always thought my stubbornness would get me killed or in jail, not graduating from a prestigious academy like Hope's Peak. I'm not the crying type, but I'm not so proud that I won't show my gratitude.

When I leave Hope's Peak, I hope to do what this academy has always been doing: encouraging the future to be a better place. I foresee a lot of work for me in the future, and I might even take up the job offering of being a scout for Hope's Peak in a few years. I'd love to investigate who else out there deserves a shot at a better life.

So that's my goal, and hopefully the goal of everyone leaving this academy, to make the world a better place for others in the future. The world is going to hear our voices, so let's go out there and make a difference, putas!

— Emanuel Salmuera, Ultimate Private Investigator

Hope's Peak Academy has been one of the most intriguing and eye-opening experiences I have had in my life. Some say that an artist truly stagnates when nothing interests them anymore, when he or she cannot discover the beauty out of out life. This may be true, but I find my horizons wider than ever, all thanks to this school.

There has been a question many of my classmates have asked me, why do I take the motif of a fox so seriously? I told them if I graduated, I would give them the reason, so here it is: foxes are elegant creatures, sly and crafty, who showcase enjoyment in hunting and living.

That is how I plan to live my life from here on. I plan to continue my course in South Korea, but I do plan to visit Japan every once in a while. Maybe I'll come see my sister graduate too, so keep that in mind, Jin. So, thank you all, I'll continue to make this world a little more beautiful every day.

— Yejoon "Yeou" Nahm, Ultimate Male Artist

Yeah, I gotta admit, making a big speech in front of an audience isn't the type of thrill that I'm into. Though I did have a little to say, so I won't bore you all too much for long.

Hope's Peak Academy has helped me find out what I want to do with my life, the direction I want to go. Believe me, I had a bad joke about how there really is only one way a skier can go, and that's downhill… but I feel like my life will only go up from here.

I know who I want to be, what I want to do, and where I'm going from here. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you, every one of you. Take care of yours, and don't do anything that I wouldn't do!

— Aka Fuyu, Ultimate Skier