St. Anthony’s Class of 2011 Stays Golden | DrumhellerMail
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St. Anthony’s Class of 2011 Stays Golden


    On Saturday, 22 students at St. Anthony’s School took a step forward on their life’s path, convocating high school.

    The school held its Cap and Gown Ceremony on Saturday morning. A healthy crowd of friends, family, staff and well-wishers helped the students welcome the next chapter in their life. The theme of the graduation was Stay Golden, to stay true to oneself.
 Christ the Redeemer Board Trustee Paul Andrew brought greetings and wishes to the class.
    “Time will continue to go faster as you get older, Are you ready for the ride?” he asked.
    Kelsey Christal was this year’s Valedictorian.
    “Think for a minute, do you feel any different? Do you feel older or more accomplished? Does life make any more sense than it did the day before? The answer is no, you will wake up tomorrow and still be the same people we are today. We have been waiting 13 years for this day, and it is hard to admit that soon we’ll face the world this education was supposed to prepare us for,” she said to the class.
    “We have been told constantly throughout our lives to follow our dreams, never give up and always remember who we are. These things no matter how cliché, are true.”
    Chris Lacher also addressed the ceremony with the tribute to the parents and teachers. A part of his heartfelt tribute talked about the class’ experience of learning from Theresa Hamilton, who passed away after her battle with cancer.
    “We are the last class to ever have the pleasure of her unique instruction and today we are graduating, I am sure she couldn’t be prouder,” he said.
    He relayed an anecdote of him learning the value of hard work making a Grade 3 Christmas card holder from Hamilton.
    “I look back on this and realize the message she was trying to teach me, a message I didn’t fully understand, how we can’t give up and always try our hardest until finally we succeed,” he said.

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