Grads cherish memories

Tiffani Furlong (top right), Kirsten Drydyk and Emily Bennett write in each other
Tiffani Furlong (top right), Kirsten Drydyk and Emily Bennett write in each other's yearbooks before their graduation night begins Friday at A.L. Fortune Secondary School.
— image credit: Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star

Their plans after graduation have them scattered across the country.

But in a quiet moment before their graduation festivities begin, the tight-knit A.L. Fortune grad students sit together writing messages in each other’s yearbooks, fixing a necklace, straightening a tie.

It is clear that A.L. Fortune’s 2014 graduation class of 51 students is savouring their final hours together.

“It’s a small school so everyone knows everyone. We are all very close,” said graduate Tiffani Furlong.

Friday night’s events started with a class photo followed by Enderby’s annual grad parade.

Students in sharp-looking tuxes and long-flowing gowns perched in the back of convertibles and trucks, waved out windows to their families and friends as they made their way down the streets of Enderby.

“It is sad because we are going to miss everyone, but exciting because we are starting a new adventure,” said Furlong.

One of her favourite high school moments started as another graduation tradition.

“Our grad sleep-over was probably one of the best memories I will have,” said Furlong.

“It is a tradition, we camp out the night before the first day of school.”


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

ICBC frauds include fires, faked thefts
Serial robbery suspect strikes B.C. again
Police seek help in series of robberies
Hot history: A look back at the development of the Lakelse hot springs
COLUMN: Cody cemetery gives up more secrets
Rossland pre-teens dominate freeskiing comp
Rural Nelson may pay more for power in 2016
Lack of outages thanks to tree trimming, Nelson Hydro says
More than half of tested homes in Castlegar exceed radon threshold

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 28 edition online now. Browse the archives.