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Exciting Energy at the 2019 St. Charles Credit, Culinary Arts & PSW Graduation Ceremony

There were many cheers, lots of clapping, positive energy and even a shout of “I DID IT!” at this year's St. Charles graduation ceremony on June 20th (held at our 150 East 5th location). Credit, Culinary Arts and Personal Support Worker students were all smiles when they earned diplomas and certificates to reward their achievements.

Valedictorian Ramael Esho had good reason to be excited. His journey to that moment hadn’t been easy. While in Iraq he had to leave school for work to support his family. After four years, Ramael was unhappy and decided that education was the way to turn his life around. He came to Canada and took classes at St. Charles to complete his high school diploma.

“We should all feel proud of getting to this point tonight,” he explained, “because it was not an easy journey. We have many more opportunities available to us now, and we have accomplished an important goal.”

We wish all of our proud graduates luck on their new exciting journey, wherever it may take them.




Valedictorian Ramael Esho
Valedictorian Ramael Esho

Valedictorian Ramael Esho had an inspiring speech
Valedictorian Ramael Esho had an inspiring speech

Susan Kraberean, winner of the Jenna Gazzola Memorial Award with the Gazzola family.
Susan Kraberean, winner of the Jenna Gazzola Memorial Award with the Gazzola family.

PSW Valedictorian, Meaghan Jane Wright with PSW teachers Paula Dillon-Gerrow (left) and Laura Pinter (right)
PSW Valedictorian, Meaghan Jane Wright with PSW teachers Paula Dillon-Gerrow (left) and Laura Pinter (right)

Culinary Arts Valedictorian Connor Wright
Culinary Arts Valedictorian Connor Wright

Exciting Energy at the 2019 St. Charles Credit, Culinary Arts & PSW Graduation Ceremony
Exciting Energy at the 2019 St. Charles Credit, Culinary Arts & PSW Graduation Ceremony
Exciting Energy at the 2019 St. Charles Credit, Culinary Arts & PSW Graduation Ceremony