Penticton's last class of 2012 sent on its way

Princess Margaret graduates assemble for Thursday
Princess Margaret graduates assemble for Thursday's ceremony at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.
— image credit: Joe Fries/Western News

Bring on the class of 2013.

In a ceremony Thursday night at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, graduates from Princess Margaret Secondary received scrolls to cap their year as the class of 2012.

The program for the Maggie ceremony listed 135 graduates, including valedictorians Lindsay Hack and Spencer Dunstan-Adams.

Their speech included nods to parents and teachers, and emphasized the school’s togetherness.

“On the first friday of high school, we were welcomed by more school spirit than any of us had ever witnessed,” Hack said.

“We came to learn what it really meant to be a Mustang,” Dunstan-Adams added.

Hack reminded students of the three most important lessons they learned - “work hard, ask questions and enjoy what you do” - and praised teachers for going the extra mile for their students.

“Even if it includes putting on tights to entertain us,” Dunstan-Adams said, poking fun at skits teachers performed for students.

The valedictorians wrapped up on a hopeful note, as Hack reminded the crowd that “2012 is supposed to signal the end of the world.”

“But for us,” Dunstan-Adams said, “it’s just the start of the beginning.”

Penticton Secondary hosted its graduation ceremony earlier this month and its prom went Thursday night. Maggie’s prom and dry grad activities go Friday night.


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