June will be a busy month for School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) as nearly 1,000 students from 15 schools and programs mark the end of their secondary school careers.
The first commencement exercise took place Friday night (May 25, 2018) in Barriere when 21 students crossed the stage. In the coming weeks, Grade 12 students in Kamloops, Chase, Logan Lake and Clearwater will be similarly recognized.
“Graduation ceremonies are always special,” said Bill Hamblett, SD 73’s assistant superintendent of secondary schools. “We’ve watched so many of these young people come into our schools as children, and now they are leaving as young adults. We are exceptionally proud of all of them and the work they have done. We truly want to wish them well as they continue on.”
The district will graduate 27 students from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Norkam Secondary School, and roughly 225 students who have taken courses or training in the district’s Transitions, Trades and Technology programs.
As well as commencement exercises, there will be special celebrations of achievement, particularly the SD 73 honours banquet, which takes place May 31 at 7 p.m. at TRU. About 75 students — the top five per cent of this year’s class by academic standing — will be recognized for their hard work and success.