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Hundreds honoured at graduation ceremonies in Fort McMurray Catholic schools

Last Updated Jun 7, 2022 at 6:05 am MST

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Catholic schools across Fort McMurray honoured hundreds of graduating students at in-person ceremonies.

According to the Fort McMurray Catholic School Division (FMCSD), there were a total of 440 members of the Class of 2022 who received their diplomas on June 3, 2022.

240 total graduates came from Father Mercredi Community High School, and nearly 200 from Holy Trinity Catholic High School.

Father Mercredi Principal Lisa Miller offered her congratulations to students who received their high school diplomas.

“It is with a great amount of pride and pleasure that we wish each of you a heartfelt congratulations. Revel in this moment and take the time to rejoice. Please also remember that now is your time and your chance to change the world for the better.”

Lisa Hilsenteger, Principal at Holy Trinity, also said her well wishes to the Graduating Class of 2022.

“Your hard work and dedication over the past 13 years has finally paid off and your successes and accomplishments are important and deserving of recognition and celebration. You have all made us proud in your own unique way and we are blessed to have been a part of your educational journey.”

As many as 36 total graduates from Immaculate Heart of Mary Outreach School also crossed the stage.

“You are an inspiration to all of us and to your friends, family, communities, nations and future generations,” Said Deborah Kitching, Principal of Immaculate Heart of Mary High School. “It’s been such an honour to get to know all of you and we will miss you.”

24 students received their diplomas at the graduation ceremony at Father Mercredi, and the remaining 12 at Holy Trinity.

FMCSD Superintendent George McGuigan called graduation an important milestone for students, parents, and staff.

“It represents the culmination of many years of hard work. For the Fort McMurray Catholic Division, the success of our children is a perennial goal that is a trademark of who we are. The efforts of all are led by our faith, with the support of the cross, which you received. That is the greatest gift.”

As of publication, the FMCSD enrolls 6800 students across its 13 schools.

Public Schools also honoured the Class of 2022 with in-person graduation ceremonies this month.