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Barrydowne College graduation a celebration of perseverance and resilience

Another milestone will be celebrated on Thursday, June 20, 2019 when some 67 students graduate from Barrydowne College. The ceremony will take place in the Student Life Centre at Cambrian College in Sudbury from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

“It will be a time of tears and cheers as students overcame challenges to achieve success,” said Principal Susan Kett. “Our graduation will be a celebration of perseverance, commitment and resilience.”

She added: “Our students and their stories of determination and resilience will be an inspiration to other young people who may want to go back to school to obtain their secondary school diploma.”

Barrydowne College is a re-engagement school in partnership with Cambrian College. This secondary school within a college supports students ages 18 to 21 who have not been successful in a regular secondary school.

The setting, with small class sizes and personalized curriculum, allows for a focus on programming designed to meet student needs. Students earn credits, build soft skills, and develop links to community college programs including Dual Credits.

Students also have access to employment services, giving them an opportunity to explore pathways to work, apprenticeship, college and university. The program supports students to stay in school and/or find viable employment for Co-operative Education credits.

“Despite obstacles, our graduates have dug deep to find the energy, the strength, and the drive to attend school,” said Principal Kett. “They made sacrifices and persevered, demonstrating true resilience and grit.”

She added: “Graduation will be an opportunity for Barrydowne College students to celebrate the culmination of their hard work and dedication. We are very proud of all of our graduates and wish them continued success as they move on to postsecondary studies or enter the world of work. They are the authors of their future stories.”


Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7217.