Proud of you grads

From all of your teachers (I am a teacher at Ballenas Secondary School), I just want to say congratulations to all the graduates.

We have walked with you for the last four years through every class you have taken, we have been there for your struggles, we have been there for your triumphs, and we are sad that we will not be there when you take your final walk across the stage this week.

It is one of our favourite moments as teachers to see you cross that stage and complete the job we started with you four years ago, so I want to let you know from all of your teachers that we are proud of you and if we cannot be there with you on graduation day to applaud and high five we are there in spirit and our thoughts are very much with you.

We taught you that sometimes you have to sacrifice to achieve your goals and nothing worth gaining ever came easily and this year we are leading by example for a cause we believe is worth fighting for.

I apologize if you believe it comes at the expense of your graduation day, but urge you to remember that in our absence we are standing up for you and all who follow in your foot-steps. We want you to graduate into a society that cares more about kids and your future, and that is worth fighting for.

Doug Campbell

Qualicum Beach

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