Alex Baxter high-fives teacher Paul Britton prior to grad photos Tuesday at W.L. Seaton Secondary.

Alex Baxter high-fives teacher Paul Britton prior to grad photos Tuesday at W.L. Seaton Secondary.

Seaton sets sights on future

Leaving the books, tests and trials of high school is easy for most graduates



Leaving the books, tests and trials of high school is easy for most graduates. It’s the memories and friendships built in that five-year high school journey that is the hard part to leave behind.

“Not seeing all my friends in one place, that’s gonna suck,” said Jayesh Sharma, W.L. Seaton Secondary graduate. “It’s already happening.”

Like Sharma, who plans to go to college next year and one day become a brain surgeon, each student is heading in a different direction.

Navid Nekain is headed to Montreal’s McGill University.

“I might be back here as a doctor,” said Nekain.

Friends Sophie Culos, Maeve Mcgrath and Mackenzie Barrie are putting miles, and continents, between them.

Culos will be studying at the University of Victoria, Barrie earned herself a spot at the University of Wyoming on a golf scholarship and Mcgrath is hoping to make her way to Europe on her travels.

Despite leaving each other, the trio are eager to jump into their futures.

“It’s exciting,” said Barrie.

Culos adds: “We’re getting to see the big wide world. And we’re ready to go.”

Meanwhile BFFs Taryn Hapgood and Danielle Ewing have a firm plan to stick together, no matter where their futures take them.

“Even if we do part ways, we’ll get back,” said Hapgood.