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Congratulations are in order for the Osoyoos Secondary School grad class of 2013-14
Despite the fact most of their teachers weren’t in attendance due to the ongoing battle between the British Columbia Teachers Federation (BCTF) and the provincial government, more than 50 Osoyoos teenagers had a night to remember last Thursday evening as they graduated from Osoyoos Secondary School.
When you’re a teenager, there aren’t many nights more exciting than graduating from high school.
Receiving your high school diploma means you are literally graduating from being a young person to a young adult.
It also means that you have put in thousands of hours of hard work in the classroom to attain the marks you need to move on to the next level.
After a summer that is going to seem very short as it always does when you’re in school, most of these same graduates will be moving on to continue their studies in post-secondary colleges and universities across British Columbia and across the country.
Some students will take a year off to travel the world or work to raise funds for their future post-secondary studies.
When you’re 17 or 18, it’s often difficult to know exactly what you want to do with your future and what area of study you want to pursue.
Few could argue, however, that getting a decent education is almost essential to pursuing and attaining any kind of success in life. Not everyone is going to be a physician, engineer or professional athlete as many kids dream of when they’re young.
The most important message that is often given to high school graduates by educators is to pursue higher education and a career choice that inspires passion.
You don’t have to become wealthy or have a huge bank account to find happiness.
Doing something that you’re passionate about and enjoy is equally, if not more important.
We wish good luck to each and every one of the OSS graduates from the 2013-14 class.
There’s a big world out there to take on and we have no doubt many of those who graduated last week are going to make a significant impact on this community and the world at large for years to come.