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CSS: graduations through the decades

CSS graduation: 1976

Forty students received graduation certificates and pins on June 26, 1976 at the commencement ceremonies of the Clearwater Secondary School.

This was the first graduating class from the school that was new at the time.

Master of ceremonies was school principal Eldon Cameron, who introduced Murli Pendharker, district superintendent, who presented greetings from the department of education.

Mrs. Vi Mayer, as chairman brought greeting from School District 26.

Four students, Tracy Holland, Suze Krauseneck, Kathy Zimmerman and Rick Prosk, each received a $100 award marking five consecutive years on the honour roll.

Nadeane Nelson received a pin for her four consecutive years as an honour student.

The awards were given by Mrs. Mayer.

CSS graduation: 1980

A packed house of enthusiastic parents and friends gathered at Clearwater Secondary School on June 21, 1980 to celebrate the graduation of one of the largest classes to come from the school up to that point.

Fifty-five students were honoured at the 1980 commencement ceremonies, which started with a banquet for the 300 people in attendance.

Next on the agenda was the presentation of awards.

Four students won academic awards: Bobby Rishiraj and Parmjit Kler, mathematics; Suzanne Mhyre, french; and Margi Hunsbedt, art.

Highest achievement awards went to Parmajit Heer for vocational and Bill Heigh for academic, while Carmie Matthews was honoured with the all around achievement award.

Honours awards were presented to Bill Heigh and Parmajit Heer for being on the honour roll for two years, to Kerry Miller as a three year honour student and to Bobby Rishiraj, a four year honour student.

Parmjit Kler was given the top award for being on the honour roll five years running.

After the award presentation Mr. W. Buck, former principal of the school, gave the graduation address.

The Grand March and traditional first waltz danced by the graduates followed, and the evening concluded with a dance.

CSS graduation 1984:

The graduating class of 1984 would beat the 1980 record for most students graduated.

On June 23 of that year, 64 students recieved their diplomas from CSS at graduation ceremonies.

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