West Country Outreach Grads

Time to celebrate a job well done

West Country Outreach School Graduating class held their graduation and awards night at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre on May 24.

It was a gala affair and the grads and award winners shared their successes with special guest speakers, teachers, family and friends.

MLA Jason Nixon congratulated the students and gave credit to parents and teachers for helping them along the way.

“We’re expecting great things from you,” he said. “Enjoy your future and have a great, great evening.”

Mayor Rick Pankiw said the grads had picked a fitting theme.

“It really is your time to shine.”

Wolf Creek School superintendent Jayson Lovell said this is the 27th Wolf Creek high school grad he has attended.

For help with his speech he said he turned to his 10-year old daughter for advice.

She said to tell the grads to focus on the positive, never say never, begin with end in mind, don’t avoid the things they think they can’t do, stay strong and believe in themselves and winning doesn’t always mean taking first place.

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think,” Lovell said.

Trudy Bratland, Wolf Creek board of education member also spoke at the ceremonies.

“The diploma that you receive tonight may be the difference between an open or closed door in your futures because it represents your work ethic and ability to achieve this major accomplishment that is mandated by Alberta Education and most employers and educational institutions. It will serve you well in the coming years and is cause for celebration by you, your families, our community and the entire school division.”

Bratland said almost 25 per cent of the Grade 12 students in Alberta will not receive a diploma this year.

Bratland’s advice to the students included the following:

*Do what you love and love what you do.

*Dress for the job you want, not the job you have

•Always keep learning, it keeps your brain sharp

*Treat others the way that you want to be treated

*Pay your bills on time — be wary of credit cards

*First impressions are hard to overcome

*Honesty is the best policy and

*Always wear clean underwear in case you get into an accident

Principal Alva Holliday and teacher David Robertson presented each of the students with special plaques with unique sayings that pertained to each of them individually. Students were then given a flower which they passed on to the person who had helped them the most throughout the year with their studies.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Albertans get an extra free order of COVID-19 masks

Packages will be available July 13 at fast food restaurants

COVID-19 scare sees Latvia-bound troops turn around, return to Canada

Those on board face another 14 days in isolation

2 dead, 8 hurt in South Carolina nightclub shooting

Police are searching for two suspects

57 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta on Friday

Central zone remains at three active cases

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

These are the dog days of summer. How much do you know about dogs?

Ford revives Bronco brand, aims at Jeep’s big off-road sales

Two new off-road vehicles to be introduced

Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in federal virus aid

Many recipients were donors to Trump’s campaigns

Tories, NDP lay out demands as Liberals prepare to reveal state of economy

Conservatives wants auditor general to scrutinize COVID-19 response

‘You have to show up:’ NDP MP questions virtual attendance of Alberta Tories

NDP MP McPherson says she’s disappointed Tory MPs haven’t been participating in virtual meetings

Flood warning, mandatory evacuation for people in remote Alberta hamlet

A flood warning has been issued for the rain-swollen Smoky River near the Hamlet of Watino

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, Amnesty, sex worker advocates say

‘We need to make sure the existing laws on the books aren’t enforced’

Most Read