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.

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