By Jamie Rieger
It was a feel-good moment for Cherry Coulee Christian Academy Gr. 12 graduate, Johnny Bergen on Thursday evening when he was honoured for being the first CCCA student to graduate from the school.
“This feels really good,” said Bergen, who cut the celebratory cake following the ceremony.
Principal Mike Daniels said Bergen has shown leadership qualities and said he sees his student going far in his future endeavours.
Bergen, who has been working with his dad, Abe, doing carpentry work, plans to keep on with working in the trades.
“I will be going to work, probably with my dad at Hiebert’s Cabinets,” he said.
Dad said he is proud of his son for completing his high school education and encourages him as he moves forward.
Guest speaker for the Grade 9 and 12 graduates, Abe Dyck, told the students to stand firm as they move onto the next chapter of their lives and to be assured that when the waves of life hit, they will be well-anchored to ride them out.
“When the waves come, you guys will be anchored down,” said Dyck. “You’ll pick your goals, but there will also be bills and diapers…guys, that goes for you, too…That is all part of the world we are in. Make sure when you are pursuing these goals, all of these other things get done, too. Then, there will be doors open to you that you will never expect.”