Allen Graduates from IB and Britannia

June 11, 2013

Allen was our third child to graduate with an IB diploma from Britannia Secondary High School. David, Karalee, Barb, Diana, Jocelyn, Daniel, and Kevin all attended the ceremony, which was held in the main gym at Brit. After thousands of hours of the Greer family being in the gym for sports, it was great to see it all decorated for graduation. David's Dad Jim (Papa) took part in many of Allen's graduation ceremonies, but at 89 he wasn't up to spending three hours on a chair in the school gym.

All the students filed in from two doors. Each then went across the stage to get their graduation diploma. Allen won two scholarships. He was one of only fourteen students, out of over one hundred, to win the Academic Shield. The Academic Shield is awarded to students who are on the honor row for twelve of thirteen semesters from Grade 8 to Grade 12. An amazing achievement.

Afterwards, we mingled outside. Kevin drove David's Mom Diana back to her hotel, while the rest of us went downstairs to the cafeteria. There was sandwiches, sushi, cookies, and cake to celebrate the 2013 Britannia graduating class.


Kevin, Daniel, Allen, Karalee, Jocelyn, David, Gran, Grandma


Teachers and Guests Start Arriving for the Graduation Ceremony


Mr. Davies Ready to Help Students Off the Stage


Vice-Principal Andrew Schofield Getting Ready


Kevin, Diana, Barb, and Karalee


Welcoming Drumming from First Nations


All Students Walked Across the Stage After Arriving


Long-time Supporters of our Children Mr. Suzuki, Mr. Evans, and Mr. Boissy


Allen Gets Ready to Walk Across the Stage to Receive His Diploma


Allen Receives His Diploma from Mr. Taylor


Allen Pauses to Enjoy the Moment


Allen Receives His Athletic Scholarship


Allen Receives His Second Scholarship from the School Police Officer


Allen's Girlfriend Naomi Helps Out at the Back


Allen Walks Across the Stage to Receive His Academic Shield


Allen With His Academic Shield


Ms. Winterburn Who Retired After This Year


Bob Fitzpatrick Addresses the Graduating Students


Fabulous Chocolate Cake Celebrating the Evening


Omar, Trevor, Benny, Artem, Allen, and Jasper

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