Lethbridge Indigenous students treated to special graduation day
|globalnews.ca 03 Jun 2020 at 19:54|
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The COVID-19 pandemic means there are still many restrictions in place, causing many events like graduations to be cancelled, but some Lethbridge grads were able to celebrate the big day.
“Today is our Indigenous graduation,” said John Chief Calf, the Lethbridge School Division’s Indigenous Education Coordinator.
Special custom-made gifts, cheers from teachers and pictures with family were all part of the celebration, but there were no classmates nor a big ceremony.
Forty-five First Nations and Metis students graduating from public high schools in Lethbridge had the chance to commemorate the big moment, despite restrictions.
“It’s still nice, with all the COVID-19, we are able to come here, still celebrate, enjoy social distancing, enjoy each other, take photos,” said Joey Beebe, a one of the graduates taking part.
“I still got the experience I wanted and I’m glad it was able to happen the way it was and I’m thankful for everyone,” he said.