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Class of 2022 Enjoys a Full Return to Graduation Ceremonies

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(Fort McMurray, AB, June 6, 2022) Two celebrated, two more to go. Fort McMurray Public School Division (FMPSD) congratulates Class of 2022 - consisting of an estimated 325 students - crossing the aisle this month. École McTavish Public High School celebrated graduation on June 4, 2022 at Shell Place. Fort McMurray Composite High School’s ceremony was on May 28 at the school. Frank Spragins High School and Westwood Community High School take the stage on June 29, 2022 at Keyano College and Shell Place.

“I am absolutely thrilled that we will once again be able to provide a traditional graduation ceremony for our 2022 graduating class. This class of students has had the once-in-a-century experience of going through the majority of their high school years in a global pandemic - as well as all of the challenges, barriers, and complications that came along with that,” shared James Hayward, Principal, Frank Spragins High School.

“They are a hard-working, resilient, and caring group of students, and after everything they have been through, they deserve to walk across that stage with their heads held high in pride. Frank Spragins staff and I are exceedingly proud of them - and although they will be dearly missed, we are excited to see the amazing things we know they will do in their post high school lives, he added.

Tifanie Book, Principal, Westwood Community High School is looking forward to the school ceremonies at Keyano Theatre and Shell Place.

Celebrating graduation is one of the best times of the school year, as it acknowledges the years of work, obstacles overcome, and the effort it takes to achieve a high school diploma. Congratulations to all of our 2022 graduates! Your journey is just beginning.”

Thomas Andrews, Principal, École McTavish Public High School notes, “we were so happy to be able to host a 'normal' graduation celebration for our Class of 2022. We are proud of the resilience, perseverance and hard work that they have shown to get to where they are.”

Dan Tulk, Principal, Composite High School, was delighted with the ceremony.

“This year was so special as we could finally be in-person again with family and friends after a long two years. It was fantastic to have parents/guardians, friends, and staff all together to celebrate the success of our students.”

Annalee Nutter, Superintendent, FMPSD congratulated all the graduates.

“Way to go Class of 2022! As noted by our principals, it is indeed extra special to come together in-person to celebrate your success, and this milestone achievement. Go on to a successful new chapter of your life. We know you’ll be outstanding!”

Congratulations Class of 2022!

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Kiran Malik-Khan
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