The Preeceville School honoured sixteen graduates in a special outdoor ceremony that featured presentation of scrolls and scholarship awards on June 25.
The graduates, their parents and family members gathered at Annie Laurie Lake for a fun day of family photographs and a scroll presentation. Canora Photography and Framing provided the family photography that captured the moments. Thomas Hamilton was hired as the videographer.
Families gathered on the bleachers in support of each graduate. Graduates were escorted to the stage area by their parents.
Members of the 2021 graduating class were: Christian Acosta, Emily Braithwaite, Hannah Delawski, Janhia Irlandez, Eli Kashuba, Almina Kovcic, Reagen Nelson, Dweight Paligan, Todd Pankratz, Makenna Petryshyn, Eric Prestie, Jesse Prestie, Leoj Viran, Darrian Walker, Dylan Wiwcharuk and Kacey Wolfe.
Christian Acosta was escorted by his parents, Alexander and Jeniffer Acosta. He was accepted to work with S-elect as an apprentice electrician.
Emily Braithwaite was escorted by her parents, Robert and Christine Braithwaite. Her future plans are to go into the trades and become an automobile technician.
Hannah Delawski was accompanied by her parents Murray and Lorilee Delawski. Her future plans are to enter the work force.
Janhia Irlandez was escorted by her father Julius Irlandez and after graduation she plans to attend Practical Nursing at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Eli Kashuba was accompanied by his parents Murray and Rachael Kashuba and after graduation he will be attending university to continue his studies.
Almina Kovcic was escorted by her parents Mufid and Zlata Kovcic and has future plans of attending Mount Royal University in Calgary where she was awarded a $2,000 scholarship to help her pursue her dream of becoming a commercial pilot.
Reagen Nelson was accompanied by his mother Alisha Nelson and his future plan is to attend school in Yorkton to upgrade and then enter into the trades to become an automobile technician.
Dweight Paligan was accompanied by his mother Freda Paligan and his future plan after graduation is to move to Regina to become a member of the RCMP.
Todd Pankratz was escorted by his parents, Kirby and Jocelyn Pankratz, and in the future he has plans of continue working part-time at Gateway Co-op while enrolled in online courses with the University of Regina where he wishes to obtain a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
Makenna Petryshyn was escorted by her parents Johnny and Patricia Petryshyn and will be attending the University of Regina where she was accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and was awarded a $1,000 entrance scholarship.
Eric Prestie was accompanied by his parents Peter and Heather Prestie and has future plans to earn his Engineering degree at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, as a member of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces and aspires to be a pilot.
Jesse Prestie was accompanied by his parents Roger and Shannon Prestie and has future plans of entering the work force.
Leoj Viran was accompanied by his parents Jippy and Precilla Viran and after graduation he plans to attend the Saskatchewan Polytechnic enrolled in the Primary Care Paramedic program.
Darrian Walker was accompanied by his father Barry Walker and will be attending the Parkland College in Yorkton enrolled in the journeyman welder program.
Dylan Wiwcharuk was escorted by his parents Derrick and Kerry Wiwcharuk and has future plans of becoming a journeyman plumber and pipe fitter. He is currently working at K. Danielson Plumbing and Heating in Preeceville.
Kacey Wolfe was escorted by her mother Kerene Brown and has future plans to attend the University of Toronto where she will be pursuing her career in Forensic Science.
Janhia Irlandez kicked off the remainder of the program with the singing of O Canada followed by the guest speaker Leslea Hanson, vice-principal of the Preeceville School.
Arlene Prestie, accompanied by Laura Sliva, handed out the awards and scholarships.
Eli Kashuba was selected by his classmates to give the valedictorian address which was followed by the presentation of scrolls to the graduates by Doug King, principal and Hanson.
Graduates Almina Kovcic and Makenna Petryshyn recited a tearful fond goodbye to Laura Sliva, administration staff who retired after 37 years.
The program concluded with a grand march and exit of graduates.