Eleven graduates took the stage on Sept. 26 and received their diplomas and certificates for their hard work during the school year.
Janelle Bear, April Cutarm, Ira Littlechild, Willis Littlepoplar, Candy Moonias, Alison Morin, Delwillah Morin, Crystal Omeasoo, Bryan Rattlesnake, Florence Saddleback and Trent Wildcat were Hobbema’s Ermineskin High School’s graduates.
The gym was packed full of family, friends and teachers and they cheered for each graduate.
Kevin Winkel, a teacher at the school, emceed the evening and introduced the graduates and guest speakers.
“We are all grateful for the support and help of many people involved with these graduates,” said Winkel. “We thank all the people who helped with these graduates and who will encourage them in their next steps.”
A drum song was performed by Joe Syrette and friends and Marvin Littlechild encouraged the graduates with the invocation.
Brian Wildcat, director of Miyo Wahkohtowin Community Education Authority made the opening address and former principal, Jason Seright toasted the graduates on their accomplishments and highlighted what reaching their milestone means to the school.
Trent Wildcat toasted his fellow graduates, reflected on his first day at the school and commended the teachers for encouraging and supporting their class.
“It was a big group effort,” said Wildcat. “We all helped each other.”
The graduation came to a close with an honour song by Joe Syrette and friends and a closing speech from Keith MacQuarrie.