Important Request to Parents of ALL Grade 12 Students

Valedictory Ceremony 2019

We are well underway planning the H.J. Cambie Secondary School Valedictory Ceremony. A special part of the ceremony is the personal message that is read about each student as they walk across the stage. We are asking for parents’ input so that we can begin to put this information together. As there are approximately 120 graduates, these messages must be brief and generally include comments on important achievements, school memories, interests, and plans for the future. Valedictory messages are written based on information received from parents, students and teachers.  

At this time, we are also requesting heights so that we can order graduation gowns for each student. Please also provide your grad's height on this form. We ask that you include the height of shoes in the number you provide. Also, please note that a larger gown is available if needed. You may request this below as well.


Here are some sample messages from past years to give you a sense of length and what might be included:

Tracy is a sports enthusiast. She was a member of the senior girls' soccer and volleyball teams. She also enjoys skiing and basketball. In September, Tracy will be attending Kwantlen Polytechnic University to pursue a career in nursing.

Jeff enjoys helping people in the community and has been actively involved in student council. He plans to study in the Faculty of Science at UBC with the hopes of becoming a cardiologist.

Peter enjoys nature and loves the outdoors, skiing, camping, hiking, and rock climbing. His immediate goal is to travel, after which he would like to pursue a career in outdoor adventure tourism.


Parents are requested to keep their submissions brief, as we will only have 5-10 seconds for each message.  

To submit a valedictory write-up and gown information for your son/daughter, complete the form below.  All submissions must be done online.   

The deadline to submit a Valedictory write-up is March 15, 2019.

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