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Splatsin is proud to share the news of 2021 graduating secondary and post-secondary school students. Our students have worked tirelessly to accomplish this, and we must celebrate them, especially during these challenging times adapting to a new learning environment during the pandemic.
May all of our students take the time to enjoy their achievement, we are so proud of you! As a community, we love to celebrate together. Unfortunately, this is not possible at this time. To respect the current health restrictions and ensure the community can celebrate our students, the Education Department filmed the post-secondary school graduation ceremony. Watch it below. A second video will be filmed for the secondary school graduation later this month. That video will be shared with the community once it is available.
Congratulations to our 2021 graduates. See their names and read their bios below:
Seth Foureyes Edwards School: A.L. Fortune Secondary Indigenous ancestry: Secwepemc and Cree Future education and/or career goals: Okanagan College Audio Engineering and Music Production Certificate. What I look forward to in the future: I would like to work and eventually own and operate my own Audio Studio.
Name: Lola Jones Lee School: A.L. Fortune Secondary Indigenous ancestry: Splatsin, Secwepemc Who/what are you thankful for: I am thankful for everything, I have been given. I am thankful for my Sister, Helena, who supports me and all the people I have grown up with. I am also thankful for the Secwepemculecw. Future education and/or career goals: I would like to study Indigenous History at TRU. I would eventually like to attend the Emily Carr School of Arts. What I look forward to in the future: I would like to work in Fine Arts, particularly Illustration Art.
Name: Riley Simpson School: A.L. Fortune Secondary Indigenous ancestry: Splatsin, SecwepemcWho/what are you thankful for: I am thankful for Ms Silver who helped me with my Math Program in order for me to graduate. Future education/career goals: I would like to take an Entrepreneurial or a Business Program. What I look forward to in the Future: I would like to own and operate my own Skateboard Shop.
Name: Jamieson Davidson Program: Events & Conventions Management DiplomaSchool: Thompson Rivers University
“Hello! My name is Jamieson and I’ve just completed my Events & Conventions management diploma this past January at TRU. My diploma was an amazing experience giving me lots of hands-on opportunities and groundwork knowledge of event management! Now, I am continuing to complete my bachelor’s degree in Tourism and so far, it’s much more theory-based, giving me more industry-based assignments to assist me after my schooling. I’m very excited to have completed a step on my academic journey and of course a huge thank you to Darrell and Nerissa for funding and helping me throughout my schooling! I’m very excited to see what I will be able to accomplish once my degree is completed!”
Name: Marshall JonesProgram: Bachelor of Science, Environmental ScienceSchool: University of Lethbridge
“I would like to thank all my family and friends here at home for all the support and encouragement that they have given me throughout my degree. I am very grateful to Shihiya School for preparing me and being a part of my education journey. It was a long process, but it will definitely pay off. My short term future plans include travelling the world in search of fly fishing destinations when I am not working.”
Name: Tiera JosephProgram: Human Resources DiplomaSchool: Thompson Rivers University
“I have just graduated with my Human Service Diploma and I am attending University of Victoria in the fall to pursue my social work degree. I am excited about the future and look forward to the years to come. I am extremely grateful for my family and friend’s support.”
Name: Ash SimpsonProgram: Indigenous Filmmaking (IDF)School: Capilano University
“I got to learn and experience what it was like to be behind the scenes of a film set from writing a script to putting together, directing, and editing my own short films. It has been and still is a struggle during covid times, but I know I have friends and family to back me up.”