Graduation 2021

Eighty-five per cent of Vernon students who started Grade 12 in September 2020 went on to graduate in June 2021, the Vernon School District said Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. (Wayne Emde, photo; Mary-Anne Morgan, Photoshop artist)

Changes on the books as Vernon graduation rate remains stagnant

The district’s grad rate hasn’t changed in several years, remaining below provincial average


Grade 12 students at Summerland Secondary School received their high school diplomas on June 28. The ceremonies were held in the school gym. This year, 104 students graduated from the high school. See Page 10 and Page 11 for more details. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

104 graduate from Summerland Secondary School

Valedictorians described their Grade 12 experience under COVID-19 protocols as “a train wreck.”


Samara Haverko, one of three Grade 12 students who died in a tragic single-vehicle crash on May 26. (GoFundMe - Contributed)

$83,000 raised for families of Kelowna grads killed in car crash

A GoFundMe was launched to support the families with expenses following the deaths of the teens