Ten of our grade 12 students travelled to Kenaston this afternoon to join together and celebrate our third annual DLC graduation ceremony. The DLC is proud to be able to deliver education to students from diverse backgrounds, and today they were able to come together to celebrate their common success together.
The flexibility of the DLC has allowed each of these students to pursue interests that may not have otherwise been possible. Many have been able to work part times jobs while finishing high school, as well as pursuing post-secondary and career goals. One of our graduates has been accepted to attend the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, another has been able to follow his dreams of becoming a professional archer. Another student is heading abroad to learn more about her Australian roots, while others are exploring the many possibilities that graduating with the DLC has opened up for them.
Valedictorian, Sarah Hammond, encouraged her peers, stating that, “We might not know the answer to that famous question, “what do you want to be when you grow up,” yet, but that’s okay,” and wisely encouraged her fellow graduates to, “Never worry about what others are thinking about you. Be yourself, don’t compete in the popularity contest your whole life.”
The day was a great opportunity for the graduates to meet their teachers in person, tour the school, and mark the momentous occasion.
Thanks to our graduates who were able to attend, and to all of our graduates throughout the province. Congratulations – we are so proud to have been part of your journey!