Yesterday, the Drumheller Valley Secondary School Grade 12 class graduated.
The Badlands Community Facility was filled with family and friends as DVSS grade 12 youth sported their black and gold gowns as they walked down the isle, accepting their graduation papers.
12 years of school has all been leading to this, the chance to make their own future decisions.
"Yeah, it's very exciting," beamed student graduate, Karyna Ainscough. "I feel like it's been a lot of preparation for so little time."
The grad ceremony boasted over 200 people in attendance and was held in the field house at the BCF.
"It kind of went by really fast, the 12 years. It's been a really fun experience," explained international student Dawood Ali. "Having to go to DVSS and meeting new people, these people I hope to see for the rest of my life."
While some students continue to focus on post secondary school, others are just excited to be able to get out the valley.
"Getting out of Drumheller and exploring my opportunities in other cities," planned Jordan Armstrong. "After 12 years, you're kind of ready to get out and try new things in different cities."
With a world of new choices and opportunities ahead for these grads, DrumFM wishes every single one of them Good Luck!