St. James Regional High Class of 2017

Published on May 16, 2017

The St. James Regional High graduating Class of 2017. (Front row, from left) Morgan Musseau, Samantha Dominix, Curtis Organ, Megan Savory, Jonah Wiseman, Maria Warren,Dryden Walters, Kimberley Gale, Marcus Strickland, Mia Francis, (middle row, from left) Tyler Osmond, Jenna Lawrence, Jasmin Walters, Andrew Pike, Kelsie Hodder, Keira Francis, Lucas Strickland, Kayla Warren, T-Anna Bird, Jadian Hibbs-Blackmore, Jessica Ashford, Kaitlyn Osmond, third row, Aimee Wells-Lomond, Desiree Keeping, Desmond Keeping, Emma Currie, Holly Blackmore, Nicholas Janes, Hayley Skinner, Jacoveia Bobbett, Noah King, Jenna Skinner, (back row, from left) Alaina Gillam, Amber Warren, Nicholas Bryan, Chelsea Carroll, Camryn Simms, Travis Doyle, Chelsea Spicer, Courtney LeRiche, Dylan Farrell and Danielle Huard

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The walls were draped in red and black silk, crystal chandeliers offered a soft glow, and the gymnasium was stuffed with parents, grandparents and guests in honour of the 2017 graduating class of St. James Regional High on Friday, May 12.

Valedictorian Kayla Warren spoke to her fellow graduates about the importance of perseverance and determination in future endeavours.
John René Roy/Special to The Gulf News

There were speeches of congratulations from the town, school district, principal, and teachers alike. Valedictorian Kayla Warren gave an encouraging speech to her classmates about the future they will face, and how they will rise to meet those challenges. Kelsie Hodder gave a touching tribute to David Stone, who should have graduated with this year’s class. Stone died in an accident four years ago.

A slideshow of the students throughout their school years was presented after which the safe prom committee invited students to attend the various dances. Before closing the ceremonies the 2017 prom king and queen were selected. This year’s prom king is Dryden Walters while the prom queen is Alaina Gillam.

After the ceremonies closed the students enjoyed their dance before safe prom commenced at midnight. The safe prom committee decorated four theme rooms this year for students to enjoy – a Las Vegas room, a neon room, a games room, and a photo booth room. The large school gymnasium was transformed to look like a county fair.

The graduates themselves voted on the themes for the safe prom rooms, and the committee delivered in style. The cafeteria also offered a broad range of food for the students. Festivities ended at 4 a.m.

Staff at The Gulf News offer their hearty congratulations to the graduates on a job well done, and wish them every future success.    

The 2017 prom king for St. James Regional High is Dryden Walters. Alaina Gillam was selected as prom queen.

©John René Roy/Special to The Gulf News