Among the graduates at Parrsboro Regional High School on June 29 were (front from left) Cody Hunter, Bruce ward, Gregory Ellis, John Cameron, (back) Brandon Cruickshank, Craig Shirley, Paul Gilbert, Jordan Willner and Nick Falkenham. Andrew Wagstaff - The Citizen-Record
PARRSBORO – It wasn’t an easy year for Parrsboro Regional High School’s graduating class, but the 37 students walked off the stage with heads high and hearts full of promise during annual graduation ceremonies on June 29.
Valedictorian Sarah Adams told her fellow classmates to remember the lessons learned from their parents, friends and teachers during their school years, and to face their new found freedom with responsibility.
“Tonight, we mark the end of our high school careers, but at the same time, usher in the beginnings of our futures,” she said. “Our formal book learning has come to an end, but we are all lifelong learners regardless of what path we choose. Whether it is in an academic centre or in our own backyards, there is much more to be experienced and learned.”
The valedictorian also made reference to the three PRHS students who lost their lives during the past year, two of whom would have been on the stage graduating with this year’s class. She remarked on the strength and support shown by the school and the grad class during these difficult times, and that she hoped they would all carry it with them forward.
Sarah Adams also picked up the Governor General’s Academic Medal for academic achievement, while Derrick McKee received the Queen Elizabeth II Medal.
(For the full story, see the July 7 issue of The Citizen-Record)