Janna Sunde gets a hug from her mom after crossing the stage at Lockview's graduation ceremony. (Healey photo)
Haylee Milne is excited to have graduated. (Healey photo)

FALL RIVER: With an inspiring speech from Valedictorian Peter Driscoll about seizing opportunities and learning from your mistakes, the close to 300 graduates who walked across the stage at Lockview High’s graduation June 27 at the Halifax Forum hope to do just that.

Driscoll spoke eloquently to the crowd and found the perfect words to sum up the high school years and what awaited him and the other grads.

“Try it. Own it. Be it,” said Driscoll in concluding his speech.

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VIDEO: LHS Grad ceremony entrance

From looking at the bursaries awarded, there will be a lot of Dragon colours making their way to Mount Saint Vincent University in Bedford.

Overall, LHS students received $113,896 in bursaries and scholarships from post-secondary universities.

A grad receives a bursary from the BBK Lions (Healey photo)

Here is a list of Bursary award recipients as announced at the ceremony and provided in the brochure handed out:

Alyssa Ayres, $5,000 renewable, Dalhousie University

Hannah Bezanson, $5,500 renewable, Mount Saint Vincent University

Rachel Boutilier, $6,000 renewable, Mount Saint Vincent University

Jenna Bulger, $4,000 renewable, Mount Saint Vincent University

Mikayla Clark, $2,000, Crandall University

Lisa Coleman, $4,000 renewable, Mount Allison University

Emily Creaser, $2,000 renewable, Acadia University

Amy Cutcliffe, $2,000 renewable, Saint Mary’s University

Grads enter for the certemony. (Healey photo)

Teresa Dobec, $5,500, Mount Saint Vincent University

Nicholas Durling, $2,000 renewable, Saint Mary’s University

Kristy Faulkner, $3,000, $2,000, University of P.E.I.

Colin Fry, $1,000 renewable, $2,500, Acadia University

Olivia Handspiker, $3,000, $5,000 renewable, Dalhousie University

Alexandra Kerry, $1,000 renewable, Saint Mary’s University

Bailey Lenihan, $4,000 renewable, $2,500, Carleton University

Julia Leslie, $2,000 renewable, Saint Mary’s University

Cameron MacDonald, $3,500 renewable, Saint Mary’s University

Cara MacDonald, $3,000 renewable, St. Francis Xavier University

Katherine Mansvelt, $2,250 renewable, Dalhousie University

Molly Mepham, Full Tuition, Saint Thomas University

Sara Murphy, $2,500 renewable, Dalhousie University

Tyler Raycroft, $5,750, Dalhousie University

Georgia Saleski, $1,000, $4,000 renewable, Acadia University

Ameerah Sayer, $5,000 renewable, Mount Saint Vincent University

Janna Sunde, $2,550, Memorial University

Alexander Wildly, $1,000 renewable, $2,500, Acadia University

Dr. Beth Burchinsaw presents Courtney Redden with one of the FRABA bursaries. (Healey photo)

A graduate of Lockview High, Katherine Thompson, was selected by the Canadian Armed Forces for their Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP). That comes with a full scholarship value of more than $120,000 to attend the Royal Military College of Canada.

The ROTP will lead Thompson to a Bachelor of Engineering degree and employment as an Aerospace Engineering officer with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Sgt. Cody Baker presented Thompson with the ROTP certificate on stage during the Special Awards portion of the ceremony.

This grad is very happy. (Healey photo)

Janna Sunde was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Medal for academic excellence over her entire high school career, combined with community and school involvement. It was presented to her by MLA Bill Horne.

Cassidy Schimpf and dad Dale share an embrace. (Healey photo)