Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Lax Kw'alaams Graduation celebrated far beyond the North Coast

First ever in their class! The first Grade 12 graduates from the Coast Tsimshian Academy
at Lax Kw'alaams. The celebration of achievement took place June 17th

(photo from Lax Kw'alaams Facebook feed)

The first ever Grade 12 graduating class for the Coast Tsimshian Academy is making a bit of North Coast History and word of the success for the ten students was being shared far and wide over the last week.

Regular readers of the blog will have noted some of the previous interest in the milestone moment for the North Coast community, as we tracked some of the stories that traced the countdown to Graduation Day for Lax Kw'alaams as well as their recent journey to Ontario and Quebec.

Along with their sight seeing adventures in Central Canada, the grads appeared on the Toronto morning Show Breakfast Television and were treated to a shopping spree at one Yorkdale Mall one of Toronto's most popular shopping centres, where the latest in Grad fashions made their way back to the North Coast.

More on their journey to Ontario and Quebec can be explored on the Coast Tsimshian Facebook page.

As for the big day, it arrived in mid June with the first ever convocation celebration at the Reginald Sampson Memorial Gymnasium and with it the local and national media took note.

With a number of stories to salute the graduates and their hard work that led to their final moments at the Coast Tsimshian Academy.

Lax Kw'alaams community celebrates first ever graduation
Lax Kw'alaams school celebrates first graduates
First Nation community of Lax Kw'alaams sees first Grade 12 graduation

You can relive the Graduation ceremony from the Coast Tsimshian Academy Facebook page, which features a rebroadcast of the June 17th event..

More notes on events from Lax Kw'alaams can be found on our archive page.

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