In life you have to work for what you want and, luckily for all you graduates, you know exactly what that means. You worked to get the grades to get into college, you worked to graduate from college and now that those studying days are behind you, you have the drive and determination you need to really succeed in life.
I was already a year behind my peers after spending an additional year at a community college and I was willing to do everything I could to catch up to them. I was willing to do everything, even if it meant overloading myself with extra courses during what I considered my last semester. And I did just that.