On behalf of all graduates, Valedictorian Alicia Remenda-Alton thanked the staff at NLC, their families and friends, and tight-knit group of students for helping each other make it to this momentous day. 

“Life is pretty messy and we’ve had our ups and downs, but in the end there’s nothing more special than knowing the whole group of peers has your back,” she said. “I know my fellow graduates have formed a special bond; you can feel it. We’ll all very diverse in our beliefs and ideas, but when you put us together, something extraordinary happens.” 

The Applied Business Technology graduate also had this challenge for the class:

“I challenge each and every one of you to go forth and write the next most remarkable chapter of your life. May it be filled with the fulfillment of your dreams and discovery of your passion. Let’s take all we’ve learned here and put it to good use to enrich our lives, our families’ lives, and the lives of those in the community who stood behind us in turn.” 

Social Services Worker Diploma recipient Lindsay Pratt was also honoured as the 2013 Governor General’s Collegiate Bronze Medal which is awarded to the graduating student with the highest Grade Point Average. Pratt achieved an overall GPA of 4.165, while also earning a University Arts and Sciences Certificate in Social Sciences. 

Convocation ceremonies were held last week in Chetwynd and Dawson Creek.