Thursday, June 29, 2017

MLA pays tribute to Lax Kw'alaams Graduating class at Legislature

The honour roll for the grads of Lax Kw'alaams continues into the end of June, as North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice shared with the members of the BC Legislature the success of the first ever graduating class at Coast Tsimshian Academy.

Wednesday, Ms. Rice recounted for the legislature how previous to this year, students would have to leave the community to finish their secondary education, providing the timeline for the MLA's from the expansion of the Coast Tsimshian Academy and how the community now offers Pre-School to 12 education for residents of Lax Kw'alaams.

"Honourable Speaker, I had the pleasure of attending Lax Kw'alaams first ever Grade Twelve convocation of high school graduates last weekend, the Coast Tsimshian Academy which previously went from pre school to only Grade 10 has been housed in a stunning new building since 2015. Last year they implemented Grade 11 and this year Grade 12"

Ms. Rice also expanded on some of the support that has been made available to the students in the community as they took on their studies and how that will build on the future for those that will follow them on to their own graduations.

You can review the MLA's full statement to the Legislature here.

We've been following the excitement related to the history making convocation in Lax Kw'alaams through the last few months, some of our notes and the observations from near and far can be found here.

Further notes on Ms. Rice's work in the Legislature can be reviewed on our Legislature Archive page.

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