Over 400 high school graduates walked across the stage to receive their diploma Thursday.
Holy Rosary High School had 177 graduates and the Lloydminster Comprehensive High School had 229 students graduating students in 2018. Principal of HRHS Vince Orieux says today is a special day for the students, parents and teachers.
“The amount of attention that goes in from teachers and support from parents and school administration. We don’t let kids fall through the cracks, everybody is accounted for. Some of them take a little more effort than other, but they’re all worth it and we’re really proud of them.”
Avery Outreach School celebrated their graduation last week with 59 graduating students this year. Director of Education for LPSD Todd Robinson says the number of students who graduated was a new record for the school.
“I think it just speaks to the work of our staff at Avery School, it speaks to the flexible approach, it speaks to being inclusive and welcoming all kids and really going the extra mile to make sure the kids get the support that they need.”
Last year the school had 48 graduates.
For the students moving onto the next chapter of their lives whether that be going to university, a new job or a year off to travel, Robinson says go for it and don’t let anybody hold you back.
“Don’t be afraid to fail. Failure is a learning opportunity and believe in yourself. Go after your passions. Don’t forget where you’re from. Come back and connect we want to be there to support you and don’t forget the people that got you here your mom, your dad, your family and your teachers.”
Both holy Rosary and LCHS say they are expecting a larger graduating class for next year as the community continues to grow.