Niverville High welcomes first indoor graduate
For the first time since their opening, the secondary school of Niverville filled its gymnasium with graduates and their relatives for a convocation which promised to be more traditional than in previous years.
More than 500 parents, supporters, division dignitaries and teachers filled the rows of seats to send off the 75 graduating class of 2022.
Since the school opened in the fall of 2019, regular graduation ceremonies have been modified due to COVID-19 restrictions. Last year, graduating class of 2021 marked the end of high school careers in the school parking lot for a socially distanced convocation. This year marked the first convocation inside the school.
Director Kimberly Funk said the timing was right. Strange, but fair.
“It’s really exciting and so good to be here,” she said during her speech to the graduates.
Funk sent graduates with some perspective on their years as students.
“You had recreations, spares, you read picture books, which turned into novels, and now you have to figure out how to navigate the World Wide Web,” she said.
“You have all changed so much, and from now on everything will change again.”
Valedictorian Jordan Buys sent his classmates off with some advice.
“You have the opportunity to build your life from the foundations and the framing that you have made within these walls. You will have the opportunity to be the change you want to see in this world, to move society forward no matter what,” he said. said during his speech.
“You are in control.”