Valedictory Ceremony 2020


Valedictory Ceremony and Rehearsal

We are well underway planning the H.J. Cambie Secondary School Valedictory Ceremony. The Cambie graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 is at 7:00pm on Friday June 12th at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. Grads will receive their cap and gown regalia as well as maps and instructions at the rehearsal. All grads attending the Graduation ceremony must attend the grad rehearsal during last block Thursday June 11th in the school gym. There will also be a GRAD ASSEMBLY AND BARBECUE during 3rd period and lunch on June 11th. Food will be provided for you.

UPDATE (MAY 1, 2020): At this time, we don't have details to share about the format that our valedictory ceremony will have this year, but we are working hard to commemorate this special event for our graduating students and their families. Please watch your email for more information on how we will mark this occasion on June 12th.

Valedictory Messages

A special part of the Valedictory 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.  

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 for your son/daughter, complete the form below.  All submissions must be done online.   

The deadline to submit a Valedictory message is February 28, 2020.

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