STOUGHTON - June 25 was the day to celebrate for the Class of 2022 at the Stoughton Central School.
Eleven students were part of this year's graduating class. There was the main cap-and-gown service in which the Grade 12s received their diplomas, and then a barbecue supper was served.
Dan Graf, who used to be a counsellor at the school, was the master of ceremonies for the event. Shelly Campbell and Jesse Parenteau were the grad advisors.
This year's grads were Jessica Baumgartner, Easton Berner, Jaydric Centeno, Greysen Goudy, Nikita Nahbexie, Yveian Orpiano, William Poorman, Kole Savoury, Lenexx Sheepskin, Jaxon Tanner and Maia Wilson. Goudy was this year's valedictorian.
This year Stoughton had five Grade 12 students with a grade average of at least 90 per cent. Three more exceeded 80 per cent for their marks.
"They all are really supportive," said Sheila Berner, the community education liaison at the school. "They get along fairly well, all of them, and they're really good at building each other up. There are a lot of high achievers in that group."
The kids have shown their character over the past two years as well. They get along well with younger kids, and now that pandemic restrictions have been lifted, they are able to interact more with elementary school students.
It's been quite a year for the school. The senior girls' basketball team won bronze at the 2022 1A Hoopla provincial competition at Lake Lenore, even though they had just six players. A banner will hang in the school's gymnasium in honour of the students' efforts.
And the senior boys' team hosted the 1A Hoopla competition, the first time they have ever had basketball provincials.
Stoughton also won the top school at table tennis provincials in their first year of competing at the tournament. Wilson was named the MVP for senior table tennis.
"They are great inspiration for the younger students and they help out in their community and at the local soccer club when needed. They are a wonderful bunch of kids with big goals and we are very proud of them," said Berner.