The Glentworth Graduating Class of 2012’s celebratory day was held on Saturday, May 12 in the beautifully decorated school gym. Class members were Josie Blake, Allison Brooks, Ty Eklund, Brittney Goruick, Gracyn Johnson, Jordan Kuffner, Clayton Linthicum, Dylan Main and Shanna McCrea.
The ceremonies began at 7 p.m. with the graduates walking in with their parents. After handshakes, hugs and a rose to their moms, the graduates took their place on the stage.
Lorry Okraincee beautifully sang ‘O Canada’. Mrs. Janet Tetreau, Mistress of Ceremonies, introduced the nine graduates by giving details of their personal excellences. She reminisced about school memories.
Jade Popescul accepted the 2010-2011 Governor General’s Academic Bronze Medal. This prestigious award is based on the highest mark calculated from the grade 12 transcripts.
Dr. Shawn Davidson, our Trustee of Prairie South SD #210, gave his regards from the school division.
Reading the prophecies on behalf of the grade 11 class, Landon Peterson and Jacy St. Jacques entertained the grads with their version of the graduates’ futures. The Last Will and Testament, a school tradition, was read by Ty Eklund and Clayton Linthicum. The grade 12 class bequeathed various items to family and community members.
Special words were given by Dylan Main (thanks to the community), Allsion Brooks (thanks to the teachers) and Josie Blake (thanks to the parents).
Brittney Goruick, honoured as Valedictorian, noted everyone’s positive impact on one another’s lives. She asked each graduate to believe in themselves and settle for nothing other than the best.
Gracyn Johnson introduced their guest speaker, Mrs. Marilyn Zak, who was asked to talk to the graduates about their chosen theme: “To succeed, your desire for success must be greater than your fear of failure”. She commented on each graduate’s strengths and positive qualities. Mrs. Zak entertained a captivated audience with humorous anecdotes from the classroom. She concluded that everyone on the stage tonight had the ability to succeed.
The audience then viewed an outstanding slide show created by Dakota McLean.
Mrs. Lana Nogue, principal, addressed the class of 2012. After her compliments to the graduates, she showed an ‘info commercial’ created by her with interviews of staff members. Ceremonial pseudo diplomas were presented to the grads.
Reverend Todd Moroz delivered the benediction. The grads and their escorts left the stage and later returned for the Grand March to dance to ‘It’s All About Tonight’. ‘Don’t Blink’ was the song chosen for the dance with their parents.
A social followed with sandwiches, cupcakes and refreshments.