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LCHS celebrates graduating class of 2019

Graduating Barons were celebrated at the Lloydminster Comprehensive High School’s cap and gown ceremony. The 2019 class sees 310 graduates leaving the halls of LCHS on to bigger and better things.

The ceremony recognized a number of students for scholarships, awards and other achievements. Graduates were given advice from some of the faculty on what may lie in store for them. Many teachers reminisced on the relationships they’ve built with the students and assured in their speeches they had bright futures ahead of them.

The class chose Mackenna Leslie to represent them as their valedictorian. She was awarded the Grade 12 Proficiency and Spirit of Youth awards on top of her election as valedictorian. The impending summer break makes her and her class’ graduation a bittersweet affair as she prepares to pursue microbiology at UBC Okanagan and become a paediatrician. That said, she’s proud they chose her to represent their success.

Mackenna Leslie was selected to represent the LCHS Class of 2019 as valedictorian. (Photo by Brendan Collinge, staff)

“It’s a really big honour, we have a really awesome graduating class,” says Leslie. “Everyone’s kind, they’re funny, they’re smart. It’s been such an awesome three years, so to represent them today is a huge honour.

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As the culmination of many years of schooling, it was a momentous occasion for LPSD. Todd Robinson, director of education for the division, was present to mark his own daughter’s graduation. He raves about this year’s graduating class and the staff that have helped them accomplish this moment.

“Incredible kids, amazing accomplishments,” says Robinson. “Just examples of contributions academically, athletically and in our community from a service aspect. I couldn’t be more positive and pumped about these kids and about the staff, and everything that’s been accomplished. It’s just a great year.”

Early this month, 42 students graduated from Avery Outreach School, bringing the total LPSD graduates up to 352 this term.

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