Welcome Speech for Award Ceremony

Different award ceremonies are organized in an educational institution during which students, teachers, principals or hosts are required to deliver welcome speeches in keeping with the occasion. Here we have provided you five welcome speeches for various events like school award ceremony, academic awards ceremony, sports award ceremony, high school award ceremony, student of the year award ceremony, etc. You can select and use any of the welcome speech according to the event organized at your school, college or university:

Award Ceremony Welcome Speech

Welcome Speech for School Awards Ceremony

Hon’ble Principal, Vice Principal and Teachers, Respected Parents and Dear Students! Welcome to the School Awards Ceremony 2016-2017.

Today, I feel very privileged and honoured to stand here in front of you all and acknowledge the achievements of our brilliant students who have made both the school and their parents proud. This program is held to recognize the young talents who have made an immense contribution to our school and the society. These brilliant students exhibit such qualities that will not only help them in achieving their goals, but also bring glory of success to our school academy. Today, we have gathered here not just to celebrate the achievements of our students, but also to give due regard to our values and morals which these awardees exemplify, like discipline, compassion and zeal for learning.

Awards are a way to encourage good behaviour and inculcate competitive spirit. This is the reason why our school organizes award ceremony every year to encourage its students. So we are here to give away the awards in mainly six categories, viz. academics, distinction in sports and arts, for participating in school exhibitions, debates and other social events. The awards to be distributed today are not just for recognizing those students who have performed exceptionally well in their academics, but also to honour those students who excelled in sports, performing arts and visual arts, including the ones who were proactive in various social events. The aim is to recognize that extra talent of our students other than academics and motivate them to shine in their respective fields.

Our institution has always provided its students with a healthy and fairly competitive environment to help them grow in every sphere of activity, be it academics, sports or any other extra-curricular role. We have given equal opportunities to all our students so that they realize their true potential and get ready to face the outer world once they complete their school studies. And I am much pleased to see our dear students performing and excelling in their respective areas of interests.

Also, I would like to address those students who have not won any prize and say that do not lose hope as this is not the end of everything and there will be many more opportunities coming your way to prove your mettle. School award ceremonies are just a beginning. I have a very inspiring line for all of you said by George W. Bush, the former president of the United States:

“To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say, you too, can be president of the United States.”

In the end, I would like to use this wonderful opportunity to thank our Principal, Vice Principal and the board members for taking this institution to new heights and creating a distinct path for the students to follow. I would also like to extend special thanks to all the parents for joining us and making this occasion a huge success.

Thank You!

Welcome Speech for Academic Awards Ceremony

A very Good Morning to our school committee members, honourable judges, staff, parents and dear students! I feel really honoured in sharing with you the achievements of our brilliant young students. This is an occasion of joy for all of us as we have come together for celebrating this auspicious day. This goes without saying that the award ceremony is amongst my most treasured occasions of the school as it provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the preceding year, address the whole community and share the achievements, success and plans of our school for the days to come.

Our school truly believes that good education plays a crucial role in building a bright future for our children. Therefore, here we are committed to providing an atmosphere to our students where they all can imbibe good values and learn new things every day. I am extremely glad at the fact that our school committee members as well as teachers are leaving no stone unturned in working towards this direction. On this important occasion, we get a chance to publically celebrate this success achieved through the sheer hard work and perseverance of both our students as well as teachers.

Our students have not only excelled in academics but are also very good at the extra-curricular activities like sports, drama, artworks, organizing school events and many other things. They have not only made us proud, but brought accolades to our school and have given it a nation-wide recognition, thus adding extra feather to its cap. Students like you are responsible for the continuous growth and development of our school in combined efforts with the extremely proficient council members as well as our teachers.

Our school has constantly received attention from media, and has well-hosted the visits of the renowned personalities from the well-known institutions, national as well as overseas. Most of the visitors have even returned to pay multiple visits to our school for closely observing our students and supporting the faculty members. Luckily, feedback received from the visiting faculties has always been positive. This certainly wouldn’t have been possible without our committed staff members and capable students of this school.

I express my heartiest gratitude to the principal, teachers and parents for their support and collective efforts towards the development of these young talents, grooming them to achieve something substantial in life and above all, raising them with a benign attitude. Whatever our students have achieved so far would never have been possible without your constant endeavor.

I am extremely pleased to announce that the contribution of each and everyone present here has borne fruit. So I thank you all for having come together and adding more grace to this ceremony.

At last, I am going to recite a few lines.

“Succeeding in life is as simple as being a good student. All you have to do is pay attention, work hard and give it a best shot.”

Thank you very much!

Welcome Speech for Sports Award Ceremony

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen, our media partners, sponsors, respected officials and our very talented athletes! I heartily welcome you all to the sports award ceremony of this institution.

It gives me immense pleasure to host this ceremony that has been observed to commemorate the achievements of our teams, officials and athletes. This event truly showcases the commitment that all the members have shown towards the sports competition held last year in December 2016. The preceding year was indeed a very busy year for all of us as we had worked really hard to get through this competition. Our young athletes participated in all the four major games, namely table tennis, karate, cycling and indoor football and emerged with flying colours. You people have made us extremely proud.

Today, we are here to announce the lucky winners of the 12 main awards and also for applauding the victory of our commendable award recipients. A huge congratulations to all the finalists, you have definitely set a very admiring benchmark for other sports persons of this institution to imitate. We hope that you will continue to achieve brilliance in your respective sports career and in other spheres too.

Babe Ruth has rightly said, “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” Our football team has proved that a game can only be victorious when the players are well-coordinated and are imbued with a true team spirit. Due to such great efforts in league, the team has brought home second prize in the event organized in Pune at the national level and made our institution extremely proud.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of our esteemed board members, National Sports Association, city’s sports club and specially the National Olympic Council team members for making this day special for all those who have the nerve to achieve something in their lives.

I would also like to express my gratitude towards the organizing committee members who have fulfilled their duties quite well; did not fail to justify their roles and took all the loads of work with a smile. This event would have not been possible without you. I also want to thank all the athletes, volunteers, family and friends for making this sports award ceremony happen at such a grand level.

In the end, I would like to address those participants who even though have not won any of the awards but still put up a great show in the competition. Also, I would like to add by saying that it’s never too late to start over and try again. I have a short line for you delivered by Vince Lombardi.

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”

Now I want to request our chief guest to come on stage to say a few inspiring words.

Thank You.


Welcome Speech for High School Award Ceremony

Good evening to one & all present in the auditorium,

Hon’ble Chief Guest, Respected Directors, Principal Madam, Committee Members, Dear Parents, Teachers & Students.

This is SS, your host for the evening and today I, on the behalf of PQR School, heartily welcome all of you present. It is a matter of great honour and pleasure to appreciate and reward the hard work as well as performance of the students of tenth standard in their board exams.

Well…Education is much more than what happens within the four walls of the classroom and the school is very fortunate to have such teachers, trainers and instructors who recognise the same. In fact, if the building and teachers are the two pillars of any school, then all you students certainly are the third pillar.

PQR School believes in encouraging the students, for it believes that when they are motivated they tend to work harder in future and certainly their performances get better. This is why, the school holds High school award ceremony every year for rewarding the students who made the school proud. We also have with us today the scholars who have not only made the school but the city proud by their outstanding performances. You all would be amazed to know that the school has ranked number-1 this year beating all the other schools behind in the high school results.

So, today the school will honour the students with different slabs of scholarships based on the grounds of the percentages achieved by each of them and will also motivate all the students who worked very hard but couldn’t hit their targets. I am privileged today to welcome everyone to this ceremony of appreciating the talent of worthy students.

So, first of all with a huge round of applause, let us welcome our Guest of Honour; our Chief Guest for the evening Mr.Bhushan, who is the District Magistrate (DM) of our region. He is the person who is very much in the news & discussions nowadays. We all know about the landmark changes brought about by him in the society ever since he held the chair. He is the person who has brought a wave of development, safety, security, literacy in whole of the district.

Now, may I please welcome Respected Director Sir and Principal Ma’am to this prestigious Award Ceremony.

I would now like to heartily invite all the teachers, instructors, trainers and all the staff members without whom this achievement could not be attained, who put in all their efforts in bringing the best out of the children.

Last but not the least, I would like to extend my gratitude towards the parents who have worked equally hard as the students did in their studies, homework, revision part and remained to be a continuous support system, throughout the journey.

Thank You.


Welcome Speech for Student of the Year Award Ceremony

Good evening to one and all.

Hon’ble Directors, Principal Madam, Most Respected Chief Guest, Committee Members, Dear Guardians, Teachers, Students, ladies & gentlemen,

On the behalf of ———– School, this is ———— as your host for this evening and I extend a very warm and hearty welcome to all of you present here. It is my pleasure to share and celebrate the achievements & talents of the outstanding performances showcased by the students of —— School.

So, here I extend my warm welcome to you all to the 7th “Student of The Year” ceremony of ———- school.

Children are our future! And to brighten each one of our futures we need to bring up the hidden talents of these children. Taking this very thought further, the school has come up with an idea of appreciating the students who have excelled not only in their academics but have their passion in  photography, singing, writing, sports, arts or any other fields. The school believes in not just looking for academic qualifications but also for personal qualities like leadership & teamwork, determination & flexibility, confidence & self-belief, respect & consideration etc. in order to bring about the qualities of a responsible citizen in them.

All the candidates who have reached the final stage must have gone through the tough previous rounds of selection; I congratulate all of them for reaching this level and wish them good luck for the results of the award ceremony, soon to be declared. Regardless of their interests, all the candidates have something extraordinary in them which will make them the role models for the younger generation.

The duty which I am bestowed today is to welcome everyone to this grand celebration for appreciating & awarding the students.

I am glad to respectfully & cordially welcome the Chief Guest of the evening, who does not need any formal introduction as almost all of us gathered here are aware of the deeds done by him for the development and improvement in the city’s infrastructure and environment. He is none other than, Mr.  ————- The District Magistrate of the city.

I would now like to cordially welcome the Directors, Principal Madam, Committee members of the school to the Award ceremony.

I heartily extend my gratitude towards the parents and the teachers who have put in a lot of efforts in grooming and developing the personalities of the young talents present with us this evening as our finalists.

Last but not at all the least, I would like to welcome all the judges who have assessed, analyzed each candidate and could make the valuable decision of selecting the “Student of the Year” of ——– School.

Thank you.



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