NPSS seniors begin new chapter in life

first_imgThe grade 12 class of NPSS are officially high school graduates.On Wednesday, June 30, grade 12 students of North Peace Secondary School gathered at the North Peace Arena, along with family and friends, to celebrate their graduation ceremony.- Advertisement -The ceremony began with a speech from special guest Larry Espe, Superintendent of school district 60, who gave a heart filled speech to the graduates.Fort St. John Mayor Bruce Lantz followed with a speech of his own, telling the students to never forget their roots, remember those who were helpful in life and to “seize the chance to make a difference in the world.”Speeches from Taylor’s Mayor Fred Jarvis, Chairperson and Member of the Board of Trustees Heather Hannaford and NPSS Principle Ray Asai were also included in the ceremony.After speeches had concluded, Sheldon Steele and Jim Lovell presented numerous awards and scholarships to a variety of students.Advertisement Congratulations to the NPSS graduating class of 2011 and best of luck in the future. Following the award and scholarship announcements, Sage Birley, the class of 2011’s Historian made a fun, light hearted speech. Birley’s speech was followed by words of wisdom from the graduating class’ Valedictorian, Pamela Barr.Three students also displayed their musical talents, as Sydney Vandergaag, Ali Webster and Patricia Robertson preformed the song “Drops of Jupiter” for their fellow graduates.The ceremony also included a moment where classmates paid tribute to Kyle Bakstad, who would have been a member of the graduating class, but tragically passed away in 2010.Finally, each student was called up one-by-one to receive their diplomas, signifying the end of one journey and the beginning of another.Advertisementlast_img read more

Things To Do

first_img Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 26 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. 14th annual Evening with the Rep will benefit the Repertory East Playhouse, 7 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $90. Call (661) 288-0000. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at [email protected] or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 26 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” will be presented, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. John DiResta and Frances DiLorenza will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12 or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (661) 255-3606. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 26 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” will be presented, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. John DiResta and Frances DiLorenza will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12 or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (661) 255-3606. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Murder Mystery Dinner Train will depart, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday from Fillmore & Western Railway in Fillmore. Tickets: $89. Call (800) 773-8724. “Love, Gershwin Style” will feature musical creations of George Gershwin, 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $25-$50. Call (661) 362-5304. Valentine’s Day show will feature John DiResta and Frances DiLorenza, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $76 per couple includes dinner, show and champagne. Call (661) 259-2291. Moonlight Hike, 6-7 p.m. Friday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 26 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. 14th annual Evening with the Rep will benefit the Repertory East Playhouse, 7 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $90. Call (661) 288-0000. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at [email protected] or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,Murder Mystery Dinner Train will depart, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday from Fillmore & Western Railway in Fillmore. Tickets: $89. Call (800) 773-8724. “Love, Gershwin Style” will feature musical creations of George Gershwin, 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $25-$50. Call (661) 362-5304. Valentine’s Day show will feature John DiResta and Frances DiLorenza, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $76 per couple includes dinner, show and champagne. Call (661) 259-2291. Moonlight Hike, 6-7 p.m. Friday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. last_img read more