On June 25, the grade 12 students graduating from École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest in Espanola were celebrated by the school community and family. As a result of government health and social distancing measures taken to counter the spread of COVID-19, the secondary schools honoured the students through a virtual graduating ceremony (https://youtu.be/ztMwLC_ogtk).
Students graduating from École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest include: Emilie Cyr, Shaelyn Dupuis, Victoria Dupuis, Breanna Gardiner, Chloe Mokohonuk, Cloey Odenback, Samuel Prévost, Christen Ramsay, Emma Stringer, Mavis Vachon, Meegan Vincent and Jared Willan.
“We wish our graduates a great deal of success in the next stages of their life. We encourage them to tap into the wealth of knowledge they have acquired at École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest and to remain outstanding and well-rounded citizens who are proud to be Catholic and Francophone and are ready to take their place in society, ”said Ms. Lynn MacLean, Principal at ÉSC Franco-Ouest.
The school staff offered a very personal touch to this transition as it presented students with a graduation gift and decorated their school façade for this occasion. Personal graduation signs with the photo of each grade 12 student was carefully placed in front of the school to create a pathway to success corridor.
“We congratulate our graduating students for having drawn on their technological skills with such success and for showing resourcefulness, tenacity and resilience. Through this effort and their ability to surpass themselves and meet new challenges, our students can take pride in having completed their high school studies with flying colors. They can now look to the future with confidence,” added Mr. Paul Henry, Director of Education at Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon.
Since its inception in 1998, CSC Nouvelon has awarded more than 9,000 diplomas. With rates of 93% in five years and 91% in four years, CSC Nouvelon boasts one of the best graduation rates in the province and the highest among all school boards operating in the districts of Sudbury, Manitoulin and Algoma. All students who attended CSC Nouvelon schools have had the opportunity of benefitting from a high-quality French-language Catholic education that acted as a springboard to a promising future.