A wonderland for Fort St. James Secondary School Graduates: 2016

In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice encounters a series of puzzles that seem to hold no obvious answers.

  • Jun. 22, 2016 8:00 a.m.
Graduates from the Class of 2016 at Cottonwood Park in Fort St. James.

Graduates from the Class of 2016 at Cottonwood Park in Fort St. James.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice encounters a series of puzzles that seem to hold no obvious answers.

This in many ways also imitates the ways that life frustrates expectations.

Alice expects that the situations she encounters will make a certain kind of sense, but they repeatedly test her ability to figure out Wonderland.

Alice and her adventures continued to be the theme for the graduates of Fort St. James Secondary School during and after their commencement ceremony which was held on June 17, 2016.

Manu Madhok, spoke on behalf of the Ministry of Education. “Explore the world and find your passion. It’s a big world out there. We are proud of you and we love you and we can’t wait to hear stories of how you have made a difference,” Madhok said.

Guest Speaker, Jhenipher Bridgeman was able to relate to the graduates and of how Alice in Wonderland’s adventures and uncertainties are similar to those that may follow the students after this very pivotal moment in their lives.

“Alice fell down a hole. It was crazy and she went bonkers, but this is what makes up the best people.”

A valedictory address was given by two students, Kaylee Walstrom and Aiden Leon.

“No matter where we go and whatever we do, may we always be forever friends,” Walstrom said.

As Alice’s adventures continued at prom night, with a fully decorated gym including overgrown mushrooms and a tea party, everyone celebrated the achievements of each graduate and their families.

Aiden Leon reminded his class that this is only the beginning to many adventures to come.

And as Alice did…

“We started down at the bottom but now we are here,” Leon said.