Inuujaq School held its graduation ceremonies tonight. It was a bit later in the year than usual due to some screw ups with getting the correct courses and marks on transcripts. Thankfully our grads are more on the ball than government bureaucrats and it was an inspiring evening. Students here face so many obstacles when it comes to completing high school and it is wonderful to see their successes.
We had 5 graduates this year......2 more than last year. Unfortunately, a couple of them couldn't make the ceremony. But they had great reasons. One is now working down in Iqaluit and a second is finishing up her first semester at Brandon University in Manitoba, taking psychology and sociology.
I was privileged to have taught 4 of them over the past year and a half. The school staff and indeed the entire community of Arctic Bay is very proud of each of them. Upigivassi Grads of 2006!! Ikpiarjurmiut quviasukpunga!! Congratulations Grads of 2006!! The people of Arctic Bay are very happy for you!! (Hope I spelled that right).
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