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Celebrating safely

Chanelle Matthews, left, Serena Stromberg, Kristina Robertson, and Anjelica French grinned as they participated in “Name That Tune” at the “Chem-Free” party after they graduated last night. The event, held at the Memorial Sports Centre, had games, bouncy toys, snacks, and of course prizes for the students all night long.

Graduation smiles

Dan Herbert, right, shook hands with Fort Frances High School vice-principal Dan Bird after receiving his diploma as principal Peg Keffer looked on Tuesday at the Townshend Theatre. Herbert was one of a small graduating class from the Alternative Secondary School Program at the United Native Friendship Centre here.

School’s out!

April Morrison, left, along with Jasmine Bump and Jessica Martin were all very exited to be finishing grade eight at Robert Moore and going off to high school next year. Other classes were busy cleaning up on the last day of school before getting their report cards and beginning summer holidays this afternoon

Sharing culture

Seven-year-old Robert Moore students Jenna Furlong, left, and Hallee Nugent danced at the school’s annual pow-wow yesterday morning. Held in the gym due to the rain, the students all came down to enjoy the drums and dancing on their second last day of school.

‘Head Start’ grads

Kaleah Henderson, left, and Amelia Tanguay were excited to get their diplomas at their graduation ceremony Tuesday morning at the Townshend Theatre. They received backpacks as a graduation gift so they’ll all be ready to start early learning next year when they attend elementary school.

'Relay for Life’ tops $81,000

In answer to one child’s question Friday night: No, the “Relay for Life” luminaries do not fly.

But they sure did light up the night as the community came together to raise an astonishing $81,213 at last count.

A total of 868 luminaries lined the track at Fort Frances High School, remembering those who have died from cancer and honouring those who have fought it and won.

Top Muskies

Erika Moffitt and Gavin Moorhouse were honoured last Tuesday night as the female and male ‘Athlete of the Year’ during the annual Muskie athletic awards banquet at Fort High. The two graduating students both had excelled in basketball, volleyball, and soccer throughout their high school careers.