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St Pat’s grads: ‘We’ve been waiting for this for four years’

Cassandra Rogers and her family
Cassandra Rogers and her family at a St Pat's grad photo shoot. "We've been waiting for this for four years and we all made it. I'm really proud of everyone," said Rogers. Sara Wicks/Cabin Radio

On Friday, Ecole St Patrick High School continued its tradition of celebrating graduates with a photo shoot at Yellowknife’s Rotary Park and Boardwalk.

From gowns to suits, the senior students rolled up in style.

Matthew Mukunya sporting a red suit. Sara Wicks/Cabin Radio

Matthew Mukunya, a soon-to-be graduate from St Pat’s, will be attending the University of Alberta in the fall.



“I will be pursuing a business degree… I feel like it will be an adventure and I can’t wait,” said Mukunya.

Alynna Jaboneta spent the day getting ready for pictures. Sara Wicks/CabinRadio

Fellow graduate Alynna Jaboneta felt the day was a little overwhelming but, in the end, worth it.

“You get to enjoy everyone’s company and your company as a success, I think that’s great,” she said.



Cheyanne Jones and Nathan Hamm. Sara Wicks/Cabin Radio

With only final exams left to complete, students are spending time thinking about their futures.

Cheyanne Jones plans to go to school to become a hair stylist.

Her partner, Nathan Hamm, said it feels really good to be done. He will be pursuing mechanical engineering at SAIT College.

Hannah Courtoreille wearing a sequined gown. Sara Wicks/Cabin Radio

Hannah Courtoreille remembers one of her favourite moments from high school: when she was running track in Hay River.

“I enjoyed the time with the rest of the team because we were just supporting each other and it was a really good year for us,” says Courtoreille.

St Pat’s students will have their final exams on June 27, after which the graduates will begin a new chapter in their lives.