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Photos: Coral Harbour celebrates record number of graduates

There was a record number of graduates from Sakku School in Coral Harbour last week. A total of 17 students got their Grade 12 diplomas this year. The community celebrated with a parade and dance before capping off the evening with a bonfire outside of town. Flora Gibbons was the class valedictorian.

Graduates throw their caps up in the air while atop the fire truck. From left, Sonny Sanertanut, Renee Rose Sanertanut, Abel Jr Kalai, Blaire Nakoolak, Flora Gibbons, Haley Saviakjuk, Madison Bruce, Nichole Pootoolik, Justin Bruce, Sandy Pudlat and Dawn Siutinuar.
photos courtesy of Christina Angootealuk
Students Justin Bruce and Madison Bruce cut their graduation cake.
Graduates from Sakku School in Coral Harbour paraded around town on top of the fire truck as part of the celebrations, while community members followed behind in their vehicles.
Class Valedictorian Flora Gibbons receives her High School Diploma with the DEA Chairperson Archie Kolit.
Students cut a rug post-ceremony with a prom dance to celebrate their graduation. From left to right Natasha Ottokie, Tooma Netser, Dawn Siutinuar in the green dress, Tracey Dion in the grey jacket, and Quinton Netser with he cap.
Graduates celebrate the end of their special night with a bonfire just outside of town.
Parents and family members cheer on Coral Harbour's graduates from a distance at a ceremony held in their honour last week.