Bentley grad undergoes changes

This year there have been some changes to the Bentley High School graduation.

This year there have been some changes to the Bentley High School graduation.

Students, along with staff, decided a true celebration of the end of high school should be celebrated at the actual end of the term instead of the usual end-of-May celebration that has taken place for a number of years.

In about 1997 it had been changed to the end of May, supposedly to help alleviate pressure on students of having final exams and grad at the same time, but this year’s grad exercises will take place at the end of June.

The Bentley High School commencement ceremony will take place June 28 at 7 p.m. in the Bentley Ag Centre.

The theme chosen this year is “Tattoos on This Town” after a country rock song recorded by American country artist Jason Aldean about leaving something behind in your small town as you move on, and the marks the town has left on you.

Guest speaker will be Lothar Kemski, principal from the fall of 1991 until the end of the 2008 term.

Some new community scholarships will also be added to the list of awards.

Grads and invited guests will enjoy a catered supper before the actual convocation exercises that are open to the community.

There are 23 graduates from Bentley this year.