Graduation time for all students across the province has arrived. This includes students leaving pre-primary to move into the primary to grade 12 public school system.
It also includes time for students leaving our public school system to pursue further studies, employment or other opportunities they wish to follow.
At this time, regardless of age or grade, students, parents and teachers celebrate the accomplishments achieved throughout the year. Support, excitement and celebration for all of our students is also very much a community effort.
For many of our students, graduation from Grade 12, there are accomplishments both academic and athletic that receive and deserve recognition. Many individuals, organizations and businesses provide financial support in the form of bursaries and scholarships that lead to further study and to acknowledge individual student achievements.
We often refer to our students as “the learners of today who become the leaders of tomorrow”. However, I am convinced that those learners of today are actually the leaders of today.
So many young graduates have leadership skills, social skills, communication skills and confidence that allow them to provide that leadership on a daily basis. Each graduate has contributed in some way to the fabric of their school and their community. Quality education, athletic achievement and volunteerism have come together to help shape these graduates. As a community we must be very proud of them.
As the MLA for Colchester North I wish to say congratulations, be strong, be safe, and prepare yourself for the next phase of your life.
Karen Casey, MLA