Tuesday, June 29, 2021 ..... At HCC, we typically celebrate graduation at the end of June after final exams with a Graduation Ceremony in our school Cafetorium, including a mass. Due to Provincial and local protocols in place, we will not be able to hold our traditional Grad ceremony at the school with grads, families and staff. We have however, made plans to acknowledge our grads on Tuesday, June 29th at an outdoor Graduation Event held at the school. It will occur during the day between 12 & 6 PM. We are making plans for a formal, outdoor graduation where students will receive their diploma wearing their cap and gown on a small stage with opportunity for photos. As well, a professional photograph will be taken in front of our decorated HCC fountain garden for graduates and their families. Graduates can bring 2 guests to the event. Parents and students have been emailed with details and a link to sign up for a time to attend...no drop-ins please as we have to abide to a maximum size of gathering.
It’s unfortunate that once again we will not be able to celebrate like we traditionally do, however, we will do our best to make graduation as special as possible for our graduates within the parameters with which we are allowed.
In a usual year, there would be costs associated with grad which include a photo sitting, gown and cap, diploma printing, grad folder, etc… The graduation fee this year will be reduced because of the way in which we are celebrating. The grad fee for students is $50 and is due by April 1, 2021. Please pay this fee using School Cash Online.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer grad photo services for our students this year. Photographers have not been permitted in to our schools this year due to provincial protocols. We are very sorry for this.
The Valedictorian for the 2021 graduating class is Samantha Batte. Congratulations to Samantha for being chosen by your classmates. At HCC, the valedictorian is a role voted upon by the graduating class to represent their sentiments at the conclusion of the ceremony. An e-mail went out to all graduating students during the week of March 22, where they had the opportunity to nominate a student for the role of valedictorian. All nominations were due by April 1. All nominations were reviewed by administration and a following e-mail was sent to grads after the spring break, asking them to vote for one of the approved nominated students.