WES grads urged to follow their heart
By Angelica Ingram
Published Jul 5, 2016
Fourteen graduating Grade 8 students are leaving the classrooms of Wilberforce Elementary School behind and heading into the big world this fall.
On June 28, the graduates reflected on their years at the small school at the annual graduation ceremony held at the Lloyd Watson Centre.
Valedictorian Abigail Kauffeldt shared memories of her fellow classmates and highlighted their best qualities and what she will miss.
Looking to the future, Kauffeldt encouraged each and every student to make good decisions and strive for success.
“Challenges will come your way, but stay true to your heart and keep your head up,” she said. “We are the future doctors, educators, politicians and scientists. I truly believe that all of you have potential to achieve your dreams.”
Awards were presented to the graduates for outstanding achievement and school success. The winners were:
Perseverance: Jordan Meharrie
Arts: Brietta Lee-Ruttan
Athletic: Bryce Linkie
French: Abigail Kauffeldt
Principal’s Leadership Award: Erik Morrison
Most Improved Award: Travis DeSousa
Academic: Erik Morrison
Citizenship: Brayden Rodgers
Taylor Donaldson Leadership Award: Abigail Kauffeldt