Class of 2020 - TREC

Graduation ceremonies are more than just celebration; this is the acknowledgement that hard work, determination, and goals that have been achieved.  Because of your commitment to graduate, greater days ahead will be yours for the taking. The dream of graduating is no longer a dream, it is a reality.  We live in an ever changing and increasingly complex world where creativity, innovation, empathy, grit and hope will be needed to achieve your goals.

By graduating, you have demonstrated perseverance and purpose, but more than anything you have given yourself the opportunity of choice. You now have the ability to choose your path rather than have one imposed on you…but this is completely on you now and how you apply the learned life skill of hard work.

Some of the lessons we have learned this year will serve you well as you enter young adulthood and find your way forward.

Don’t give up, find your voice and use it, be kind, be adaptable, be grateful, have a sense of humour, be reasonable, don’t make excuses they don’t change the situation, stay connected, ask for help, reach out and contribute, be proud of the work you have done, be confident that you have skills and values to make a difference, and above all, be good humans the world is in desperate need of them

Congratulations graduating class of 2020.

Cory Carmichael

Principal


Twin Rivers Education Centre Class of 2020 Grad Video


Twin Rivers Education Centre Class of 2020 Valedictorian Kelsey Lentsch

My education wasn’t always the best. Before I started going to alternative schools, I struggled, so it made me not want to attend school. When I began going to Twin Rivers Education Centre I found the home away from home that I was looking for. This made coming to school easier. I began getting better grades and before I knew it I graduated. My teachers at Twin Rivers Education Centre gave me the inspiration I needed to graduate. TREC taught me not to care about what other people think, that I am the only person that can lead my life. I am planning to attend university. I have a passion towards animals so I would like to be able to help them one way or another. Best of luck in your future endeavours! No dream is ever to big! 

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

                              - Mahatma Gandhi


Twin Rivers Education Centre Class of 2020 Valedictorian Jaron Sellars

Jason Sellars

The first time I heard about the TREC program I thought it was really weird. To just show up at class and work at your own pace sounded very unproductive for TREC’s targeted demographic. However, TREC's staff go above and beyond for their students. They truly do care for individual students and put a lot of effort into helping students succeed. For example, I remember my English teacher Tracy Noble on the first day back after summer break, scrambling to help everybody get their individual assignments and understand them. It was 60 minutes of giving his everything to help every student, and I’m sure he had to do that every block that day. It was funny to watch and deeply touching to see how much he cared.

A little bit about myself, I am a skipper. I miss days, sometimes weeks of school. In bigger schools you get a 10 to 15 second automated message saying your child missed school.  At TREC you get personalized messages of actual concern from your teachers. I remember my Science teacher Neil Whitmore leaving a message for me. It basically said, “It’s been awhile, come back you’re a good student.” Honestly I cried. Even though it was raining that day I walked to school. TREC is truly amazing. It's full of amazing staff who care for the students. If you're willing to put in the effort to complete the courses they provide, you’ll have a good time.

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