Sparwood Secondary students graduated in style with a Greek themed decor. Their ceremonies were filled with fun, laughs and emotion as they all proudly took the stage as the class of 2012.
After an invocation by Liam Still, the first speaker to address the students was SD5 Trustee Bev Bellina, offering the graduates the following advice.”When you leave here, you are leaving not only with diplomas, but with valuable lessons. Throughout your journey, love and value yourself always.” District Superintendant Bill Gook, mentioned that the students should be proud of their achievements and always reach for their goals. He closed his comments with a favorite and fitting quote by author J.K. Rowling. “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.” Students were then presented with their diplomas and bursaries scholarships were handed out. Valedictorian Jay Marshall addressed the his classmates and Principal Fran Kellington gave the closing remarks at the ceremony. Students danced the evening away with their grand march and evening dance.
Sparwood Secondary School students are the first to celebrate graduation in the Elk Valley.