Mackenzie celebrates “amazing” Class of 2023


Mackenzie Community School’s graduating Grade 12 “Class of 2023” did not have the “typical high school experience” but has overcome barriers “not encountered in generations.”

But they got through it, said principal Rob Levasseur during graduation ceremonies in Childs Auditorium last week – and not just got through it, but came through it with flying colours.

“You adapted, you persevered, you were flexible, you took advantage of what you had, you accepted and even embraced change, you overcame challenges, you were resilient, you exhibited a true act of selflessness so that we could all be safe and well, you learned to support each other, you learned to appreciate the little things.

“You were amazing,” Levasseur said.

A total of 51 students received their Ontario Secondary School Diplomas this year, with future plans ranging from entering the workforce, joining the Canadian Armed Forces or taking a gap year before going to college for early childhood education, to studying nanotechnology engineering at the University of Waterloo or global and international studies at Carleton…

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