With a toss of their caps and a final cheer, one of Wesmor Public High School’s largest graduating classes celebrated the end of an old era and the start of a new one.
The 2017 Wesmor graduating class of 45 students, including valedictorian Kierrah Enequist, have just started the next stage of their life, and are eagerly embracing the challenges that come with it.
“I want to get a job. I want to work in the community. I want to better all the people around me,” Enequist said when asked about her future.
In addition to being named valedictorian, Enequist was also awarded the Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division Award and the Governor General of Canada Bronze Medal, which came as an unexpected, but welcome, honour.
During her valedictorian address, she encouraged her classmates to be confident and expect great things from themselves heading into the future.
She also congratulated her peers for their mental toughness, and urged them to keep reaching for success.
“I hope they know to push every day as hard as they can, because they have amazing potential, even if they don’t think so,” Enequist said of her classmates.
Wesmor principal Cory Trann also echoed those sentiments. During his own speech to the graduates, he encouraged his now former students to set goals, stick to them, and never become discouraged or complacent.
Afterwards, Trann said he’s proud of every group of graduates, but said he’s particularly excited to see this class move forward.
“This group has a huge amount of internal perseverance,” he said. “They keep going. They don’t get knocked down, and if they do they get back up on their feet pretty quickly.”
Trann added that this year’s class is the biggest in recent memory, and he hoped they developed a sense of pride in themselves during their high school years. He also said he expects big things from them, and that they should expect big things from themselves in the future.
“It’s always fills you with pride to see the students up there smiling, and this group in particular is really going on to big things afterwards. We’ve got quite a few students going on to post-secondary training, going on to careers they’ve already applied for, so we’re very excited to see them up there, and very excited to see where they’re going to be as well.”
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