MIDDLE LAKE — The four graduates of Middle Lake’s Three Lakes School have forged a strong bond over the years.
“We're all pretty close just because there's only four of us and we've always been in the same grade since kindergarten,” said Jade Otsig, the class of 2020’s valedictorian.
“We've got to know each other pretty well and we're all pretty comfortable with each other and the teachers so we're able to have fun and work in class at the same time.”
The school held a private graduation ceremony on the school’s field on June 27 made up of friends and family. After that was done, the graduates were paraded around town, passing through the streets of the village as well as Bethany Pioneer Lodge.
Banners of the four graduates were also hung up on Middle Lake’s Centre Street.
“I'm happy with what we were able to get out of all this,” Otsig said.
“We had everything planned out well, even with only having a week to throw it all together.”
The valedictorian said in future years, she could see a parade become a regular feature of grad.
Otsig said her speech was about how there’s plenty of ways to learn in life.
“Not all the lessons you learn in life aren’t the lessons every day that you’ve learned from textbooks and stuff like that but from people around you, which is really important as well,” she said. “They make changes and impact on your life. Just make sure you appreciate people for that.”
Otsig is halfway through her first year for pre-nursing at the University of Saskatchewan and hopes to go into show business. Megan Hauser is planning to go to Regina to take a bachelor of education, Charlene Carroll is taking pre-nursing at the University of Saskatchewan, and Serena Griffin is planning to pursue a career in agriculture.