Drumheller's Catholic high school celebrated Grad 2018 on Saturday in the school gymnasium.
Proud parents and other family members watched as 27 Grade 12 students received their diplomas, along with a number of scholarships and awards.
Class valedictorian Brigo Castillo approached the podium no less than ten times, receiving scholarships in math, sciences and religion among others, along with the Governor General's Award for the highest marks in Grade 12.
"For me, it's definitely a day of celebration," he grinned. "I'm proud that I made my parents happy seeing their little boy grow up. It's a great feeling."
Castillo is headed to the University of Alberta in the fall to study medicine. Fatima Rehan will study biological sciences at the University of Calgary with the goal of becoming a dentist.
"I'm super excited and nervous," she confessed. "We're entering a new chapter of our lives and I'm so excited for university, moving out and learning more about the world, exposing yourself to new things."
Logan Van Dyk is also off to Calgary this fall.
"Mount Royal University for business," he told Drum FM. "I kind of want to work in the human resources department; I think that would be a really nice job."
The graduation ceremony was emceed by St. Anthony's Principal JoAnne Akerboom. Guest speakers included Battle River-Crowfoot MP Kevin Sorenson, Drumheller-Stettler MLA Rick Strankman, Drumheller Mayor Heather Colberg, Christ the Redeemer School Division trustee Mark Chung and Associate Superintendent Vincent Behm.

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