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Close to 300 students receiving diplomas at seven Cumberland County high schools

AMHERST – Close to 300 students will accept high school diplomas at graduation ceremonies at seven Cumberland County high schools on Thursday night.

Amherst Regional High School has the largest graduating class with 137 members, while Advocate District High School has the smallest with one grad.
The Amherst ceremony begins at 7 p.m. and will also include the presentation of thousands of dollars in scholarships, bursaries and awards. Advocate’s ceremony also begins at 7 p.m. and will feature a speech by former teacher Peter Spicer.
Jordan MacGillivary, who is the lone member of the Class of 2017 at ADHS, will serve as valedictorian.
Amherst doesn’t release the name of its valedictorian until the graduation rehearsal on Thursday morning.
In Springhill, 36 students will receive graduation diplomas during the ceremony at the Richard Calder Arena in the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre.
Matthew Crowe in the valedictorian in Springhill and former grad and Halifax businessperson Ginny Stirling-Boddie is the guest speaker.
The Class of 2017 at Pugwash District High includes 36 members and will hear from new Cumberland North MLA Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin.
Harvey Cottrill and Miriam MacEwan are the co-valedictorians at Pugwash District High.
There are 26 grads at the Oxford Regional Education Centre, where former APSEA-RCHI teacher Bob Hunsley will be guest speaker. Wesley Black is the valedictorian.
In Parrsboro, there are 34 members of the grad class at Parrsboro Regional High School. Jasmine Walton is the valedictorian.
Eighteen students are receiving diplomas at River Hebert District School, where Joanne Buboire is the valedictorian and Michael Wilson will be guest speaker.

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