Nanaimo’s Grade 12 students donned caps and gowns and crossed the stage as graduates this week.
All five of Nanaimo’s public high schools held grad ceremonies this week. Nanaimo District, John Barsby, Wellington and Dover Bay high schools all held their ceremonies the same day Thursday at the Port Theatre or the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, and Cedar Community Secondary School held its ceremony two days earlier at the high school.
Scott Saywell, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools superintendent, offered a special message to grads, playing his guitar and singing in a YouTube video posted Monday.
“After 13 years of school, I know you’ve learned a lot/And maybe you’ll be a lawyer or a chef or an astronaut/And now that you’re a graduate, there’s still a long way to go/Because even though you’ve learned a lot you still don’t know what you don’t know,” Saywell sang.
After his song was done, the superintendent congratulated all graduating students.
“Go out and change the world,” he said.
The #SingingSuperintendent @ssaywell wants to congratulate the 2019 graduates as well as all district staff for a successful and memorable 2018-19 school year with an original song! https://t.co/lnTK88UgX9 #bced #nanaimo #ladysmith @NanaimoBulletin @NanaimoNewsNOW @LC_Chronicle
— School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) (@sd68bc) June 24, 2019