it was the best of times at Ballenas Secondary

Parksville graduates are moving on up in the world

Jenna Bentzen breathes a sigh of relief after receiving her diploma at Oceanside Place commencement              ceremony.

Jenna Bentzen breathes a sigh of relief after receiving her diploma at Oceanside Place commencement ceremony.

 

It was a moving ceremony Thursday when Ballenas Secondary graduates turned their tassels and celebrated finishing 13 years of education.

The grads were recognized for their achievements and congratulated for doing remarkable things.  They were encouraged to find their passion in life and not settle for anything less. School District 69 (Qualicum) superintendant Jim Ansell said he hoped they are prepared for the challenges they will face in a changing world.