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Graduation Season Underway In Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7

Grade 12 students in our region are getting to throw their caps in the air and begin the next chapter of their lives.

Graduation season is well underway in Fort McMurray.

It kicked off last month with the 20th anniversary of the Tradition Celebration of Achievement, which honoured 149 First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students in the Wood Buffalo region.

Each student crossed the stage at Keyano Theatre in a traditional ceremony where they received the sacred Eagle Feather from Elder Irene Loutit, and a Blessing Box.

“We are proud of our graduates in all the districts. Fort McMurray Public School District is proud of its
Aboriginal students. Thanks to everyone who has supported all our students here,” Superintendent
Doug Nicholls said in a release.

On Friday morning, 176 Grade 12 students from Holy Trinity High School walked across the stage to accept their diplomas and begin the next phase of their lives.

“It’s certainly is an exciting time for us. It’s really the culmination of our school year when we see our children finishing their 12-13 years of schooling and moving onto the next journey of life,” said Fort McMurray Catholic School District Superintendant Geroge McGuigan.

Students at Father Mercredi, Composite, Frank Spragins, and Westwood High Schools will have their graduations later in the month.

Meanwhile, McGuigan has this advice for graduates.

“Follow your career path. Know that this is not the end, that this is just one stop on your journey.”

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