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Transcript: Aria: Hi, my name is Aria and Kars4Kids has been a part of my life for the past two years. Each year Kars4Kids helps thousands of children in so many different ways. Watch how all these programs come together to help children like me succeed.
Man 1: There you go. Kevin, you look wonderful.
Girl: Hey Kevin.
Kevin: I'll see you later.
Man 2: Good luck.
Woman: Steven, I can't believe our boy made it all this way.
Man 3: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the commencement exercises for the class of 2011. Every year at this time we are honored to hear from one student who stands out because of his achievements. Now I present to you this year's valedictorian, Kevin Miller.
Kevin: Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished board, administration, faculty, family and friends. I am honored to stand before you today. Every child has his or her own challenges. We all experience periods of darkness where a brighter future seems hopeless.
Teacher: Hey, Kevin, what's the matter?
Kevin: It's not working.
Teacher: Did you double check? OK. And about this, did you double check over there?
Kevin: But all you need is that one special person to show you the light at the end of the tunnel. Good schools and dedicated teachers who embody positive values can empower even the weakest of students to succeed. Much of this is actually accomplished beyond the walls of the classroom. Summertime, when spent productively, can ignite the spirit. Allowing it to soar with hope and optimism as a wind under its wings. Summer programs cultivate the innocence and hope of youth. And, of course, family. Family plays a pivotal role in a child's development. And the small, meaningful moments along the way are sometimes what has the greatest impact. A swing of a bat. The kick of a ball. A pat on the back. All of it comprising the hopes and dreams of youth.
Coach: Oh, Kevin. Oh, come on. Hey, Kevin, come back into the game. Kevin, come on. Come on Kevin. You can't do it.
Kevin: The taller the building the stronger its foundation must be. The greater the man the more solidly his foundation must be built to withstand the challenges of life.
Kevin: And his family dug up the...
Mother: Try is again Kevin. You can do it
Kevin: And his family dug up the carrots. Him and his family dug up the carrots, the radishes, and the beets.
Teacher: Great job Kevin.
Kevin: Community, friends, teachers, counselors, and mentors when woven together form the fabric that a successful childhood is made of. I hope all the world's children are afforded the same opportunities I was. Thank you.
Announcer: Kars4Kids, building the complete childhood.