Valedictorians educate and amuse

On behalf of the grad class of 2016, we’d like to thank our parents for putting up with us

Valedictorians Karter Romeo (L) and Adrian Romeo give an educational and amusing speech about the class of 2016’s characteristics. The brother and sister team also were the top two recipients for scholarships and bursaries during last Friday’s commencement ceremonies.

Much like our grad class we’re going to keep our speech short and sweet.

We’d like to start off by thanking everyone in the school and in the community who have gone out of their way to help make high school a fun and enjoyable experience for each one of us.

On behalf of the grad class of 2016, we’d like to thank our parents for putting up with us, for pushing us to be better, and for keeping our secrets hidden, for the most part anyway.

We’d like to thank all of the teachers that have taught us not only the curriculum, but many invaluable life lessons as well, like never trust Wikipedia, or that it’s easier to turn on the exhaust fans than it is to evacuate the school.

We’d like to thank the community members that have been instrumental to our growth as individuals and as a whole, because it really does take a community to raise a child.

Finally, we’d like to put out a big thanks to the friends we’ve had over the years.

From huddling together for protection in Grade 8, to pushing each other off bridges in Grade 12 … metaphorically of course.

Living in a small town means finding your own entertainment.

From jumping off of roofs and tobogganing in the winter, to hitting up Dutch Lake and camping in our backyards during the summer.

But don’t worry, we did learn a few important lessons along the way, such as look both ways before crossing the street, don’t eat yellow snow, always carry a spare pair of underwear, mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell, it’s a lot easier to put something on Youtube than it is to take it off, and reach for the stars, even when that means falling off the roof.

Before we go we’d like to drop some knowledge about the grad class.

First of all, Don’t trust Lochlan around a fire.

If you can hear them before you’re in the room it’s Quinn or Kiana, if you can’t hear them once you’re in the room it’s Janice or Rylee. If you need a smile to brighten your day, just find Carissa.

If you want some wood Nate will hook you up. Never trust your food around Will.

If you’re looking for James it’s easier to find Sara. Don’t challenge Ali to dance off. Challenge Adam instead.

Since we didn’t get a yearbook we’d like to nominate a few grads. Most likely to win Survivor, Austin Richardson. Most likely to be a roady, Jesse Dana.

Most likely to be covered in tattoos, Chanelle Schwartz.

Most likely to win a million dollars for sinking a half court, Josh Traub.

Most likely to be late for prom, Jessica Rotzetter.

Most likely to compete in the Summer Olympics, Megan Sim. Most likely to compete in the Winter Olympics, Keisha Johnson.

Most likely to need just one more cat, Robyn Kreke.

Most likely to live off of protein powder alone, Tim Affleck. And most likely to go viral, Timo Menard and Leevon Levasseur.

Our teachers truly have done an amazing job but there are a few questions that we still have. What are the stains on the home ec ceiling from?

Did you ever find the missing beef in foods class?

On second thought I think I know what the stains are from.

Mr Coates, do you smell up dog? And last but not least can we have class outside?

On behalf of the grad class of 2016, we’d like to say thanks for coming, and don’t worry, we’re never going to give you up.

Never gonna let you down.

Never go to run around and desert you.

Never going to make you cry.

Never going to say good-bye.



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