Congratulations to all the graduates of 2013. You’ve made it to the end of this journey.
Of all the signposts signalling a new phase one that reads “high school graduation” is one of the biggest.
You’ve achieved a great accomplishment and you should be proud. And as the final graduating class from both high schools — Williams Lake secondary and Columneetza secondary — 2013 is a milestone year, and one to remember.
High school can be a rough time for many students when factoring in academics, the social atmosphere and the pressure.
But, you did it, you persevered and it’s something to be proud of forever.
The world is your oyster now. Open it up and grab that pearl — what you choose to do with it is up to you. Many will go on to complete a post-secondary education, others will begin a job or career and some will travel, to name a few scenarios.
A high school diploma is a launching pad that opens so many doors — to university, to college or to a wider job market.
It’s a solid foundation that can be built upon in the future.
You need the skills you’ve developed meeting deadlines, working as a team and being responsible students and citizens.
For now, though, be very proud of this accomplishment and, going forward, remember learning is a lifelong process and be proud you’ve built the foundation to make the most of it.
We hope the weekend brings many more lifelong memories for our graduates. Congratulations, again, and have a safe and fun grad weekend.
– Williams Lake Tribune