By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario - The future looks bright for St. Lawrence Secondary School's Class of 2014.
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Valedictorians Jonathan Groulx-Levesque and Salma Youssef with SLSS Principal Doug Searle.
The Cornwall high school celebrated as 100 students walked the stage at Aultsville Theatre on June 26, to receive their Ontario Secondary School Diplomas, including eight with the Specialist High Skills Major Red Seal in either Hospitality or Health and Wellness.
Vice Principal Trent Carter-Edwards says over one third of the graduating class were 'Ontario Scholars,' finishing with an overall average of 80 per cent or higher.
Close to $24,000 in bursaries and scholarships were awarded for academics, athletics, and school and community involvement.
"The graduation ceremony culminated with a valedictory address that recognized the support of staff, family, and friends and had graduates think to the future ahead of them, one filled with promise and hope," said Carter-Edwards.
Valedictorians, Jonathan Groulx-Levesque and Salma Youssef were chosen by their peers to be the voice of the Class of 2014.
Groulx-Levesque will be attending the Cornwall campus of St. Lawrence College in September to pursue Police Foundations, while Salma is headed off to McGill University to study Biomedical Sciences.