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s CHOOL "The World Awaits" for Parkland Graduates

110 grads walk through the Hollywood-themed entrance during ceremony
Times by Mikaela Kuefler awarded to Sarah Bowman. Baely Stonehouse
The Principal's Medal of excellence was

was the recipient of the Premier's Citizenship
On June 30, Parkland Composite High School
held their annual graduation commencement and
The start of evening banquet and ceremony
banquet at the Edson and District Recreation Award as well as Valedictorian.
Complex. brought a number of speeches and toasts, made
During the graduation commencement to celebrate the student's success.
ceremony, 110 grads walked through the Dinner was Greek chicken, vegetables, and
Hollywood themed entrance while approximately garlic mashed potatoes. Desert was a beautiful
1000 friends and family celebrated their success. cake decorated by the pastry chef.
The quote this year was "The World Awaits". After the grad video, students lined up for the
Several guest speakers also attended to address Grand March and ended the night off with the
the occasion, including the Mayor of Edson, dance.
Greg Pasychny, the Grande Yellowhead Public PCHS Staff Committee member, Sheryl Wells,
School Division Superintendent, Cory Gray, the commented that "it's always a very positive
Mayor of Yellowhead County, Gerald Soroka, experience for all of the families and it's always
the MLA for West Yellowhead, Eric Rosendahl, nice to see kids excited about their futures. There
and much more. have been struggles for a lot of kids to get to this
Awards and certificates were also presented to point." Wells recounts "my favorite part is
a number of students, which included Parkland always watching the mother-son and father-
Composite High School and French Immersion daughter dance after the Grand March. It's a very
(FRIM) certificates, and Parkland Athletic Club emotional and happy event.”

Baely Stonehouse delivers her Valedictorian
Address during Parkland Composite High
School's Commencement Ceremony at the
Edson and District Recreation Complex, on
June 30. photo Mikaela Kuefler

MLA for West Yellowhead, Eric Rosendahl, 2016 Parkland Composite High School graduates line up to receive Parkland Athletic Club
speaks to the graduating Parkland Composite
High School class of 2016 at the Edson and Awards, during PCHS's Commencement Ceremony at Edson and District Recreation
District Recreation Complex, on June 30. Complex, on June 30. The awards were presented by Mr. Mark Maris and Mrs. Wanita Willcott.
photo Mikaela Kuefler photo Mikaela Kuefler


Parker Speigle is eight years old and Allyson Bryant is eight years old and
goes to the A.H. Dakin School. Parker goes to the A.H. Dakin School. Allyson
says, "Math is my best subject in said "My favorite subjects in school are
school. If I could pick any food to eat math and art. I don't really have a
it would be sandwiches. I like the favorite color or favorite food. I would
color pink. I have two dogs, two cats like to be a Librarian or Teacher when I
and some goldfish. I want to be a grow up. My sister will be going to
firefighter when I grow up." Italy, and my brother and I get to visit
grandma out in B.C. and that will give
my mom some kid free time.”

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