Photos by Andrew Tripp
Midway Arena was awash with sparkle and sentiment on Saturday as BCSS graduates gathered to say farewell to their high school lives and share their future plans with an emotionally charged audience. More than 200 well wishers watched with delight as 31 excited students accepted their diplomas from principal Bo Macfarlane and superintendent Kevin Argue, with many also gracing the stage to receive the numerous bursaries and scholarships awarded the talented class of 2016. See page 6 for additional coverage.
Graduate Kari Durban offers a ceremonial candle to a determined Brody Walker.
Thao Atkinson shares a special moment with niece Laila. Atkinson was the recipient of a UBC Vancouver scholarship potentially worth a hefty $90,000.
2016 BCSS graduate Sam Takstang (left) shares the spirit of the ceremony with younger brother KJ.