Co-valedictorian Melody Uddenberg receives her diploma while holding her young daughter.

A day to remember: Glacier View Secondary holds 2018 graduation ceremony

Glacier View Secondary School held its 2018 graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 21.

Twenty-three graduates walked the stage to collect their diplomas.

Alongside diplomas, 23 bursaries were handed out to the students at a value of $19,100 — a school record, according to principal Murray McRae.

The ceremony began with a greeting by Fernanda Pare from the K’omoks First Nation, a slideshow featuring photos of the graduates from their childhood, and the singing of O Canada by Madisen Findlay.

Following that, Melody Uddenberg and Tamara Webster co-presented the valedictorian address, before Findlay returned to the stage for a rendition of Ed Sheeran’s Photograph.

McRae then gave his principal’s address to the students, which focused on the importance of being willing to make mistakes, and in turn, learning from them.

A reception was held following the bursary and diploma presentations.

Photos by Scott Strasser

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


Fernanda Pare presents the opening address on behalf of the K’omoks First Nation.

Tamara Webster, left, and Melody Uddenberg, right, co-presented the valedictorian address.

Sienna Orbell receives one of multiple bursaries she earned related to the performing arts.

Principal Murray McRae addresses the students and the ceremony

Jeremy Jensen-Smythe receives his diploma.

Destiny Gagne receives her diploma.

Maddisyn Howard receives her diploma.

Madisen Findlay performs a rendition of Ed Sheeran’s song Photograph.

Co-valedictorian Tamara Webster receives her diploma.

Just Posted

Courtenay church offers free family clothing centre

Every Tuesday afternoon, 1-3 p.m., the Courtenay Fellowship Baptist Church (2963 Lake… Continue reading

Was there a tornado in Courtenay on Monday?

Suspected phone app glitch gives eerie warning

Record produced by Courtenay’s Doug Cox earns Juno nomination

He worked with fiddler April Verch in Nashville on classic country record

No bears destroyed in Cumberland in 2019

WildSafeBC coordinator updates Village on successes and challenges

Uptown Yarns marks 20 years in business in downtown Courtenay

Owner Jennifer Emslie says crafts like knitting are making a comeback

VIDEO: Feds look to help 126 Canadians quarantined in China for coronavirus

China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of the new virus, with more than 100 deaths

Off-duty Nanaimo Mountie takes down would-be ice cream thief

Suspect attempted to steal Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen location on Sunday

Sap thief taps Saanich park maple trees, faces hefty fine

One tree found with four taps in Mount Doug Park

Nanaimo man hit with pole in dispute over off-leash dog

RCMP say no charges recommended at this time

Work has started on Malahat Skywalk, expected completion in 2021

$15-million project expected to open in spring, 2021

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

New officers elected to Comox Valley Airport Commission

The Comox Valley Airport Commission (CVAC) board of directors has elected Martin… Continue reading

Uber threatens legal action to ‘defend its right’ to operate in Surrey

‘I have no concerns,’ Mayor Doug McCallum replies

Courtenay council to discuss bridge cantilevers at its next meeting

At its next meeting, Courtenay council will revisit the idea of including… Continue reading

Most Read