Stanstead Col­lege Grads Farewell

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Made­line Mul­hol­land Stanstead

Stanstead Col­lege cel­e­brated their year end Bac­calau­re­ate and Prize-Giv­ing Ser­vice on Satur­day, June 18th. The cel­e­bra­tion was held at the Cen­te­nary United Church in Stanstead.

As an end­less line of cars dis­ap­peared over the hori­zon of Duf­ferin Street, the church filled with proud par­ents and ju­bi­lant stu­dents grad­u­at­ing from both grades 11 and 12. Grad­u­ates have the choice of re­turn­ing for grade twelve to qual­ify for out-of-prov­ince uni­ver­si­ties, or grad­u­ate af­ter grade eleven to pur­sue stud­ies in the Que­bec col­le­gial sys­tem.

The guest speaker was Dr. Michael Pierce, who grad­u­ated from Stanstead Col­lege in 1973. He holds a Mas­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion de­gree in Ap­plied Psy­chol­ogy, a Doc­tor­ate de­gree in Ed­u­ca­tion and has re­cently re­tired from Ap­pleby Col­lege

as Head of School. The event hon­oured not only those grad­u­at­ing, but the ac­com­plish­ments of many stu­dents in a prize-giv­ing cer­e­mony. Al­though the cer­e­mony was long, Col­lege sources stated that there were so many peo­ple de­serv­ing of recog­ni­tion that the cer­e­mony could not have been any shorter in du­ra­tion.

Fol­low­ing the cer­e­mony, the school hosted a lunch at LeBaron Hall on cam­pus. The cafe­te­ria was bois­ter­ous and an­i­mated, as stu­dents and vis­i­tors, in­ter­spersed with teach­ers and staff, were chat­ting ex­cit­edly, cel­e­brat­ing their fi­nal farewells. The mood was both fes­tive and sad, as stu­dents were seen jok­ing, hug­ging, sob­bing and ex­chang­ing prom­ises to keep in touch with one an­other. Cars of ev­ery sort were parked in ev­ery empty spot avail­able, as well-dressed fam­ily mem­bers of all sizes were seen help­ing load bags into cars while grad­u­ates hugged fel­low class­mates and teach­ers for one last, long good­bye.

photo Made­line Mul­hol­land

Yuan Liu of Brossard and Lyanne Carruthers of Stanstead Col­lege em­brace af­ter the cer­e­mony.

Photo Made­line Mul­hol­land

Chelsy Martin of Stanstead re­ceives the John H.E. Colby Schol­ar­ship from Mr. Colby’s daugh­ter, Jo­ce­lyne St-Pierre.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.