In another stroll down memory lane, today’s website entry features archaic video footage of Trent Ling’s rapid-fire speech to his 1983 Pasco High School graduating class at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco, Washington. Who knew there were cameras back then?
Today, 29 years later, Trent still seems somewhat puzzled by the whole event. ”I wasn’t really capable of expressing what I truly had in heart and mind to say,” Trent reflects. “I gave it what I had, and of course, you only get to do it once. I recall being under a time constraint and having to get the speech approved ahead of time. Though I was more used to free-wheeling even by that time, I guess it made sense not to give free reign and a microphone to someone 18 years old who thought he knew everything.”
“All in all, PHS was the best for me,” Trent continued. ”Many major underpinnings of my life were formed through those years, and I wouldn’t change a thing for me–not even the things that went badly. I still think about and mourn the loss of our departed friends. We sure had some quick growing up to do in the aftermath of losing them.”
Trent thanks his dad for somehow amassing the equipment and recording the event back in the Dark Ages of home-video technology. Enjoy the clip below:
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