PASS the diploma

Students at PASS Woodwinds alternate school in Parksville get their diplomas

PASS grads Tynan Eggler

PASS/Woodwinds held their graduation ceremonies at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach last Thursday.

The low key, family affair included the convocation, with students receiving their diplomas and scholarships, as well as a celebratory dinner.

Several PASS (Parksville Alternate Secondary School and Continuing Education Centre) graduates took to the podium for off the cuff remarks about their experience, praising the school for giving them the opportunity to graduate outside the normal high school track.

“I’m sad to be leaving,” said Julia Turner-Lansall, “this school will always have a wonderful place in my heart.”

The other three high school programs in the district, Ballenas and Kwalikum Secondaries and CEAP (the Collaborative Education Alternative Program) are all holding their commencement ceremonies on Wednesday, June 29.

PASS/Woodwinds scholarship winners:




• Mount Arrowsmith Teachers Association – Tania Wilson, Braidin Mrychka, Nadine Moria

• Qualicum District Principals and Vice Principals Association – Julia Turner-Lansall

• CUPE Local 3570 – Braidin Mrychka

• RE/MAX Anchor Reality – Tynan Eggler

• Coast Realty Group – Thomas Bampfield

• Kiwanis – Jenny Hale, Becca Lanuk

• Knights of Columbus – Rebecca Hall, Tania Wilson, Vanessa Board

• Parksville Lions Club Advanced Education Bursary – Vanessa Board

• Barbara Kerpan Memorial Award – Jennifer Smythe

• ECHO Players/Peter Bendz Memorial Scholarship – Jennifer Smythe

• Tom Watson Memorial Bursary – Julie Thompson

• School District 69 – Julia Turner-Lansall

• Ministry of Education Dogwood Scholarship – Julia Turner-Lansall.


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