by Marie Williams-Gagnon, Transcript & Free Press
For decades, Glencoe District High School’s graduates have travelled home early for Thanksgiving celebrations in order to attend commencement exercises. This year, however, due to a PA Day scheduled for October 11, the date of commencement was moved forward to September 19. Despite the change, the gymnasium was full of guests for the ceremony.
Following a processional and the playing of the national anthem by the school band, opening remarks were offered by new principal Melanie Stanley who said she looks forward to working in a community “which honours academics and achievement.” Students’ council president Jacob Weber and vice-president Jordan Goddyn offered congratulations and best wishes. Thames Valley District School Board trustee Rob Campbell brought greetings on behalf of trustees.
Stan and Dawnna Tower are very proud to announce the graduation of their daughter Tara from Queen’s University on June 2 with her Bachelor or Applied Science – Chemical Engineering. Tara graduated with first class honours.
Source: Transcript & Free Press, June 11, 2009
Commencement and Awards Ceremony October 10, 2008
• GDHS 50th Anniversary Reunion Award – Emily Patterson. $700
• GDHS Alumni & Friends Scholarship – Brittany Smith. $500