For most of us, that moment when we changed from being a high school student to moving one step closer to adulthood is one of our greatest memories. For others, it’s been lost in the mass of memories we’ve made since then. Every year thousands of students get to capture their moment. A once-in-a-lifetime feeling they may never have the chance to feel again.
This milestone allows students a chance to reflect on not only their experiences but everything they’re able to take with them into the next phase of their life. “I’ve learned a lot about myself and that my potential isn’t limited,” says Amelia a graduate of Glenlyon Norfolk School. Instead of feeling anxiety over that first day of high school back in Grade 9, you’ll have the thrill of stepping through the door of your first real job or starting a new chapter in college or university.
(WATCH: Graduates reflect on their experiences and expectations.)
Graduation is like a bridge to a different place. You leave behind a world of firsts with the hopes that you’ll encounter many more memorable moments. “It’s pretty crazy to be graduating,” says Hayley, a graduate of Crestwood Preparatory College. ”It’s really sad in one way because Crestwood is all I really know and it’s my home here. . . . But it’s also exciting because I feel that Crestwood has prepared me for whatever may come our way.”
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