Christian Geiger and Marie Maddex

Grads parade, walk the red carpet in Parksville

Saturday was a big day for the 2016 graduates of Ballenas Senior Secondary School

The students of the Ballenas Secondary School graduating class of 2016 took their final bows Saturday afternoon with the annual grad parade through the streets of Parksville.

At the end of the parade, a red carpet awaited the grads’ grand entrance — including introductions to the crowd and a phalanx of camera- and phone-wielding “paparazzi”.

The rest of the evening was given over to the prom at Parksville Community Centre, in the 1920s-era theme of The Great Gatsby.

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