Another couple days and the students at Drumheller Valley Secondary School will receive their diplomas.

"We've got another great group of 68 kids graduating here this Saturday (May 13). They're an outstanding group on so many different levels, we're talking outstanding in terms of academics, fine arts with respect of acting, art, singing or band. We've just got an extraordinary group, even in terms of leadership," stated DVSS Principal, Curtis LaPierre.

LaPierre noted it's joy and sadness when graduation rolls around.

"It's a little like the parent, the same emotions the parents will go through because it's their baby and they're baby is graduating. Each year we keep saying good-bye to phenomenal kids, but the treat is when they return and come back for a visit to let us know what's going on in their life," LaPierre expressed.

Graduation takes a lot of rallying and coaching to put together the event.

"The grad committee has been working, as well as the grads themselves, since the very first day of school back in September is when we start our planning," concluded LaPierre.

DVSS Graduation takes place on May 13 at the Badlands Community Facility starting with the Commencement Ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. and the Grand March starting at 7:30 p.m.

Questions, comments, or story ideas? Email us at [email protected]

 

More Local News

UPDATE 11 Avenue SE Blocked Off By RCMP

UPDATE; The bomb squad from Edmonton attended the scene, inspected the suspicious item and deemed it not to be explosive. Residents will be allowed back into the building later this evening. On…

Local Teacher Reflects on Notre Dame Fire

Many Canadians woke up on Monday morning to the news of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was engulfed in flames. While the flames were miles away, the impact was still felt in the…

Morrin School Announces Hockey Program

On Tuesday, Morrin School Principal, Don Yavis, announced a new option for the junior high students where they will be able to learn about and participate in hockey.

Horner Dominates in Drumheller-Stettler

The people of the Drumheller-Stettler riding have had their voices heard with the Provincial Election last night and their voices selected Nathan Horner as their future MLA.

Nathan Horner Wins Drumheller-Stettler Riding

UCP candidate Nathan Horner has won the Drumheller-Stettler riding with a landslide of majority votes. With 96 polls reporting out of 102, Horner leads his closest rival, Independent Candidate Rick…

LIVE Coverage - 2019 Alberta Election

LISTEN LIVE to our 2019 Provincial Election coverage for the Drumheller-Stettler and Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding with Jason Blanke, Allie Ruckman and special guest Heather Colberg (Mayor - Town…

Emergency Plan if the Bridge is Blocked

It doesn't happen often, but when the Gordon Taylor Bridge is impassable it creates havoc in the community. The Town of Drumheller wants you to know that there is a plan in place if you can not get…

DrumhellerOnline.com is Drumheller's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login